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Greenfield PE Department gain Association for Physical Education Quality Mark status

posted 16 May 2017, 05:52 by
Greenfield Community College PE department are delighted to announce that they have recently been awarded the Association for Physical Education (afPE) Quality Mark for PE and School Sport. 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 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 three other PE Departments in the county to hold this award.

Jason Rhodes, County Durham Secondary Lead for Teaching, Learning and Assessment in PE and afPE Validator recently presented the department with a certificate and an engraved plaque with the school now listed on the afPE Quality Mark webpage. Martin Butterworth, Subject Leader for PE, who was responsible for coordinating the application with his team, commented ‘It is very pleasing for the department to be acknowledged with such an esteemed award. It pays tribute to all the hard work of our PE staff on a day to day basis at Greenfield that has allowed us to realise our continuous commitment to ensuring that pupils receive high quality PE and school sport provision’.