At Cornfield we believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities. We do so in the belief that physical education in a safe, supportive and challenging environment is a vital component in the development of children’s physical and emotional health and well being. This, we believe, includes qualities such as enjoyment, tolerance, co-operation and the development of skills.
In this context, we are committed to achieving maximum participation for all children whilst recognising the need for equal opportunities on the grounds of gender and children’s specific individual needs. Within a caring and supportive environment, we believe in encouraging positive relationships between groups and individuals while providing challenge and stimulation through physical activity.
We believe in allowing children to apply skills, knowledge and concepts, to experiment, to be creative and imaginative and to recognise and celebrate progression and achievement within the physical medium. Students participate within an active KS4 programme, where they have the opportunity to be a apart of the schools Sky Sports Living for Sport projects, where they get to be mentored by famous and professional athletes, such as the Olympic diver Peter Waterfield, Alex Danson (Team GB Hockey) and Steve Brown (Paralympic GB Wheel chair captain).
We are further committed to recognising the importance of physical activity of children outside the curriculum. We believe that links with sporting bodies, clubs etc., and the provision of participating in fixtures with other schools is a positive experience. This then provides the recognition and celebration of children’s achievements inside and outside school – promoting an awareness of the value of physical activity for all children.
All students are also given the opportunity to excel and participate within extra-curricular activities – such as our own Fitness Academy, run in conjunction with Kaminari Kicking, run by Matthew Robinson. Furthermore the students get the opportunity to participate with Football tournaments, run by Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Cricket days at Sussex Cricket Ground in Hove and our Sports Leaders get the opportunity to help out local schools at their sports festivals.