PE Faculty

The Birchwood PE faculty aims to provide a safe environment where students can enjoy developing their sporting character.

  • Empowering all to have a lifelong future of health, fitness and well-being
  • Enabling all to have the confidence to access sport and leisure opportunities
  • Engaging all in an appreciation and understanding of the importance of global sport in our culture


To contact a member of this Faculty, click their staff initials to open a new e-mail

DJS Mr D Jones Head of Faculty
ABT Mr A Barratt PE
ARE Miss A Rolfe PE
CGK Mr C Gilbank PE / Science
CPT Miss C Peet PE
CRS Mr C Ruggins PE
CSO Mrs C Sieczko PE
CTE Mrs C Tooze PE
ITE Mr I Torrance PE
JCT Mr J Clift PE
JMY Mrs J Moorley PE
LPT Miss L Perrett PE
RHT Mr R Herbert PE
RLY Mr R Loveday Science / PE
RNT Mr R Noblett PE
SHL Mr S Hill PE
VCN Mrs V Chapman PE

Curriculum Maps

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities will be available shortly.



Football Academy (Mr Duggan)

In the Sports Hall: 13:30-14:00

After school


Cricket: Year 7-10, 15.30-16.30

Rounders: Year 7-10, 15.30-16.30


Running Club: Years 7-11, 15:30-16:30


Athletics: Year 7 – 11, 15.30-16.30

Cycling:  Years 7-11: Cycling is now finished for the Summer Term
it will re-commencing September 2019

Girls Football:  All Years: Field/Astro 15.30-16.30

Pink Ladies Netball: Invitation only from Miss Perrett 19.00-20.00


Netball: Years 7 and 8, 15:30-16:30

Subject Support



After school



Year 9 Football runners up at Districts

Year 9 Boys Football Team came runners up in the District Football tournament at Saffron Walden on Tuesday 22 February. They reached the semi-finals after five wins, two draws and one defeat before beating Boys High in the semi-final by 3 goals to 0. They then lost a competitive and close final 1-0 to Bishop’s Stortford College.

Students meet Olympian

On Thursday 21 October, four of our Year 9 students were invited to Hertfordshire Sports Village to become part of the Inclusion Champions Academy. Birchwood students, along with 60 other Year 9 students across Hertfordshire, took part in a two hour workshop where they had the opportunity to learn new skills and practise ideas, with a view to offering clubs for targeted groups of Birchwood students. Double Olympian and two times world champion rower, Tony Garbett was on hand to offer guidance and support. Even helping the Birchwood team when they were a member short in the sitting Volleyball event.
All of the students were amazing, Olympian Tony picking out the Birchwood students as being really pro-active and stand-out performers on the day.
Look out for the inaugural Inclusion Champions Clubs which will pop up at lunchtimes after half term. They will consist of a range of fun activities in a supportive environment.

Head Boy and Girl cycle, run, walk challenge…

To keep the Birchwood community physically and mentally healthy during lockdown our Head Boy and Head Girl have launched two challenges, one for the walkers and runners, covering the distance of 1400km for Lands End to John O’Groats and for the cyclists, to cover the distance of the Transcontinental race a total of 4000km.
Already a number of students, parents and staff have signed up and are using the challenge to beat the January blues and the lockdown lows. As a school, Birchwood is always looking at ways in which to
engage the community in offering as much sport and physical activity as possible. So if you have an idea of how we could support a local club, group or individuals in meeting their New Year fitness goals or supporting their club to develop or enhance their offer please contact

We would love to hear how we can support you.