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Greenfield PE Department gain Association for Physical Education Quality Mark with Distinction status

posted 12 Apr 2021, 03:56 by Daniel Potts   [ updated 12 Apr 2021, 03:57 ]

Greenfield Community College PE department are delighted to announce that they have recently been awarded the Association for Physical Education (afPE) Quality Mark with Distinction for PE and School Sport, the highest accolade possible. This prestigious award is a powerful way of celebrating the success of the department. The afPE Quality Mark recognises, through a thorough self-review and evaluation process, the strength and quality of physical education and sport in the school. It raises the profile of the subject and the school both locally and nationally and promotes the high-quality work that is being undertaken on a day-to-day basis.

At Greenfield, we are fully aware that all young people are entitled to benefit from a high- quality physical education and there is significant evidence to show this supports other learning right across the curriculum. It also contributes to healthy and active lifestyles, improves emotional well-being, reduces poor behaviour, increases attendance and develops key skills such as leadership, confidence and social skills. High quality physical education and all the additional benefits are a great cause of celebration and the afPE Quality Mark with Distinction has provided the independent endorsement of this at Greenfield Community College.

Schools across the UK are invited to apply for the afPE Quality Mark which has become the benchmark and industry standard for high quality. Greenfield Community College PE Department now joins only 7 other schools in the North East to have held the highest accolade of Distinction status since the programme started in 2012. It builds on the afPE Quality Mark award received by the department in 2017 and clearly demonstrates the commitment that the department show to continuing to evolve staying at the forefront of high-quality PE and school sport.

The PE department will receive a certificate, an engraved plaque with the school to be listed on the afPE Quality Mark webpage. Martin Butterworth, Subject Leader for PE, who was responsible for coordinating the application, commented ‘I am delighted to be able to receive this award on behalf of the department. It is particularly pleasing to achieve the distinction status which pays tribute to all the hard work of our PE staff on a day to day basis but also acknowledges our outstanding commitment to ensuring that students receive high quality PE and school sport provision. I am very fortunate to lead a fantastic PE team and would like to thank them for all that they do for our pupils. This includes Barbara Davis, a PE teacher of 37 years at Greenfield, who recently retired at the end of the last academic year. She was an inspirational teacher who made a significant difference to thousands of pupils during this time and was an absolute pleasure to work alongside. Thank you, Barbara, and happy retirement’.

Greenfield Community College are committed to supporting students to reach their full potential. The school promotes an inclusive curriculum encouraging students to work together to realise an outstanding learning experience.  If you would like further information visit or contact the school by emailing or by calling 01325 300378.