Sport and Health
Sport and Health faculty at Freebrough aims to provide the best opportunity for all students to enjoy sport and physical activity. Students should understand the benefits of leading a healthy and active lifestyle and are encouraged to develop social skills such as team work and leadership skills.
We encourage students to show grit and resilience by challenging themselves and pushing themselves outside of their comfort zones. We offer after school clubs and take part in the Redcar and Cleveland schools sports competitions.
A note to parents
The Sport and Health faculty recommend that students come prepared for warm weather by bringing sun lotion, a sun hat and a drink to school on the days that they have PE.
In cold weather we would ask that all students are properly prepared for outdoor PE lessons with correct PE kit, which can all be purchased from the Academy. This includes Academy PE hoodies, blue shorts and blue football socks. Footwear must be appropriate (no plimsolls). Training shoes for indoor PE lessons/netball and football boots for rugby and football lessons.
If students are dressed appropriately for the weather they will remain comfortable and enjoy their PE session. We appreciate parental support in this matter.
What happens if the following occurs?
I forget my kit or bring the wrong kit?
If pupils forget kit or bring the wrong kit they will be given kit to wear from the PE Office.
If pupils persistently forget kit they will follow the PE detention system before being referred to their Head of School. If need be parents will be contacted by PE staff.
I have an injury or illness that means I cannot take full part in a lesson?
All pupils who have an injury or illness must have a note from a parent or guardian. Alongside their note we ask that they bring PE kit and get changed as normal. Students will be given a suitable role to carry out in the lesson such as refereeing, scoring, coaching, timing, equipment management etc. This means they still have an understanding of the activities that are taking place, but will not be physically involved thus ensuring they do not worsen injuries or illness.
If a child has a doctors note and cannot participate at all we will find alternative work for the student to do until they are fit enough to come back to PE.
If pupils are asthmatic it is unlikely they will need to be excused from lessons, as they should always have an inhaler with them, and be able to use it correctly at the beginning and if necessary during the lesson.
No jewellery is to be worn during lessons, this includes any piercings, to the ears, nose, face, tongue or belly button. Wearing jewellery in lessons can lead to injury and compromise safety.
Staff cannot take responsibility for looking after valuables.