Mr J Wilding – Director of Learning for PE and Expressive Arts
Miss C Beech – Lead Teacher of Expressive Arts and Teacher of Drama
Mr M Hardman – Vice Principal and Teacher of PE
Mrs K Hardman – Assistant Principal and Teacher of PE
Mr S Brett – Teacher of PE and More Able, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Miss K Sheedy – Teacher of PE and Science
Mr M Rider – Teacher of Music
Mrs A Light – Teacher of Art
Mr T Heron – Teacher of Art and Technician
Mr B Howell - Lead of Peripatetic Music and Extra-Curicular Musical Events
Mr M Preston - Piano
Mrs B Bygrave - Woodwind
Mrs J Clinton - Strings
Mr H Lascelles - Drums
Mr M Fawcett - Guitar
Mrs C Devitt Singing
Miss L Cowell - Singing
Mrs C Long - Swimming Coach
Miss C Sperry - PE instructor (maternity cover)
The PE and Expressive Arts curriculum seeks to meet the aims and scope of the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 National Curriculum in the subject areas of:
Further details of this can be found here
The school curriculum seeks to provide outstanding personal development by supporting, promoting and instilling the values of APHS - Ambition, Pride, Happiness and Success.
The PE and Expressive Arts curriculum has the following intent:
Key Stage 3 is delivered in Year 7, 8 and 9 across three years. Students will then undertake their options process during year 9, after which Key Stage 4 is formally delivered in Year 10 and 11 across two years.
At Key Stage 4, the faculty provides the following curriculum offer:
Edexcel GCSE Physical Education
OCR Cambridge National in Sport and Exercise Science
OCR Cambridge National in Sports Studies
Edexcel GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art
AQA GCSE Drama
Edexcel GCSE Music
Curriculum Overview plans can be found by clicking below:
The PE and Expressive Arts faculty makes a significant contribution to the Open Element of the Progress 8 Performance Measure.
Using ALPS KS4 benchmarks, the faculty has also produced the following outcomes:
Music – Consistently ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ outcomes with consecutive results that are in the Top 1% of all providers.
GCSE PE – Consistently ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ with most recent results considered ‘Outstanding’ in the Top 10% of all providers.
Drama – Consistently ‘Excellent’ results which are in the Top 25% of all providers.
Consistently ‘Very good’ outcomes which have been in the Top 25% of all providers.
In addition, the PE curriculum has been nationally accredited and locally celebrated as the Norfolk Sports School of the Year on multiple occasions.
APHS was also awarded as ‘Norfolk Music School of the Year’ in 2018.