Alderman Peel 

High School

Wells-Next-The-Sea   Norfolk

PE & Expressive Arts

The Team

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)

Curriculum Intent

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:

Physical Education




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:


Curriculum Implementation

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


Edexcel GCSE Music

Curriculum Overview plans can be found by clicking below:

Curriculum Impact

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.