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Departmental Routines

On arrival at the changing rooms participants should change quickly into their PE kit and remove any jewelry. Long hair needs to be tied back for personal safety and that of others. Good behavior in the changing rooms is essential. Students will also receive instructions about any equipment required to be collected / moved for use within the lesson. Students should always make their way quickly and in an orderly fashion and settle immediately for the beginning of the lesson.  The teacher responsible for teaching the lesson must ensure that a register is taken prior to the start of practical activity. 

It is essential that the PE Faculty is made fully aware of any short and long term student medical conditions so that provision can be made accordingly. A medical / additional education needs register is published at the start of every academic year. All PE staff are required to be familiar with all students within their teaching groups.


Non-participants are required to hand in a medical note to the teacher responsible for teaching the lesson. All notes should include a brief explanation of the medical or any other reason for non-participation. Parents / carers can also telephone the school or email the PE Department directly with reasons for non-participation. Students who have a prolonged injury or illness must support any notes with a medical certificate from their doctor. Non-participants will be set appropriate tasks by the class teacher in accordance with the nature of the problem. This may range from some form of practical involvement within the lesson such as refereeing to written work specific to the activity that they are unable to participate in. 

Non-participants who fail to bring the appropriate full PE kit to lessons and without a valid reason for not taking part in the lesson will be given a warning on the first occasion. Failure to bring full PE kit for a second time will result in point deduction and a break time detention. . A third infringement will result in a further point deduction and a lunchtime detention. A fourth infringement will result in point deduction, a formal afterschool detention and a phone call to Parents / Carers to discuss the nature of the issue. Students who fail to bring an item of kit to lessons will receive a point’s deduction for lack of equipment. Students are responsible for their own PE kit and each item should be named. The PE Department has a limited supply of spare kit and will endeavor to lend these items when necessary. Students should check at the school office when they have mislaid kit to see if it has been handed in / located. Lost items should be replaced as soon as possible with all items of PE kit being available to purchase through Favourites of Croston.


Throughout PE lesson students need to listen to and follow instructions at all times. As it is a practical and physical environment there will always be a level of acceptable risk. Within this environment however it is therefore essential that all students and PE staff adhere fully to all prescribed health and safety rules and regulations in order to minimise the risk of accident or injury. This includes the wearing of required safety equipment, such as shin pads, within certain activities. It is advised that students wear gum shields for rugby lessons. All activities and facilities have been risk assessed.

Each member of the PE staff has a duty of care to all their students. If an accident or injury does occur the correct procedures need to be followed. If the injury is deemed to be minor a decision must be made as to if the student can carry on within the lesson or instead sit out and recuperate. If an injury is deemed to be serious the student(s) involved should not be moved. The teacher responsible for the lesson should ensure that first aid is provided immediately by a qualified member of staff. The school office needs to be made aware of the problem and parents / carers contacted. If required the ambulance service will be contacted were necessary the student(s) transported to hospital. Details of accidents requiring treatment should be recorded in the Accident Book for future reference. 
At the end of all PE lessons equipment should be replaced neatly and storerooms locked by the teacher. Students should return to the changing rooms and change quickly in readiness for the lesson changeover. Showers are optional but advised for hygiene purposes. The changing rooms should be checked at the end of each lesson by PE staff and any student PE kit left behind moved to the lost property area.