Physical Education

Flegg High School is determined to provide physical education that inspires, nurtures, challenges and supports all.


Meet our PE department:


Name: Mr C Linehan (Subject Leader)

Qualification: BSc Sports Science, PGCE

School Teams/areas of responsibility: I am in charge of BTEC Sport, GCSE P.E and all core P.E at Flegg High School. As well as year 8 Boys Football Team, Year 8 Rugby Team, Fitness Suite.

Sporting Background: Retired from playing football to pursue a career in football management at Acle United FC. Been apart of the management that has seen the team lift the Anglian combinations Premier title for three consecutive years . Enjoy performing in pretty much any activity that is competitive. I enjoy teaching Badminton, Trampolining and Rugby


Extras: Lead the Physical Education Council so that the pupils have a voice in the direction of the department. I also teach Psychology.



Name: Mrs A Cropley

Qualification: Physical education BEd hons degree

School teams/areas of responsibility:  yr9 girls netball reached the county finals, indoor athletics Y7 & 8 teams won the district competition, came 1st at county and finished 4th and 2nd at the regional finals. Areas of responsibility are all netball, gymnastics and trampolining, cheerleading and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lead IV for BTEC PE and teach GCSE PE.  I have done sports leader development and trained pupils to be umpires for Hi5 netball, we have hosted many cluster and partnership competitions in both Hi5 netball and indoor athletics.

Sporting background: I currently play cricket for Winterton Cricket club and play badminton.  Part of the national colleges championship winning team in basketball.



Name: Mr D Hart

Qualification: BEd Honours Degree

School Teams/areas of responsibility: Year 10 Boys Football team, Year 10, 8 and 7 Boys Athletics Team.

Sporting Background: Black Belt in Karate. Currently play for Norwich City Hockey Club. Training for Edinburgh Marathon 2014.

Extras: Co-organiser of the School Ski Trip.



Name: Mrs C Utting

Qualification: BSc Sport and health studies, PGCE

School Teams/areas of responsibility: Girls cricket, girls football, baton twirling, gymnastics, dance.

Sporting Background: Represented England in European baton twirling finals, National level coach (BBTSA) and international judge (WBTF).  Currently plays cricket for Winterton ladies.



Name: Mrs P Mayes

Qualification: BEd Hons in Movement Studies, majored in Games and Dance and sport psychology

School Teams/areas of responsibility: Leader of Gifted & Talented PE

Sporting Background: Played premier league hockey, regional rugby and previously was southern England British Judo Champ. Now plays badminton in winter and road biking in dry conditions. Loves aerobics as well.


Extras: Her teams have reached county and regional finals in netball and football.





Students at Flegg get two hours of high quality PE a week throughout their five years at the school.  During this time you will experience a wide range of exciting activities including football, rugby, netball, gymnastics, basketball, handball, table tennis, tchouckball, athletics, rounders, cricket, softball, and sports leadership.  Students are assessed using the National Curriculum in PE assessment strands and this allows students to be assessed as performers, coaches and officials.


We pride ourselves on the level of support we provide in PE.  Our teaching assistants are fully involved in PE lessons where support is needed and our curriculum is fully inclusive for all.  Our gifted and talented students receive an additional programme of sessions designed to nurture their talents including nutrition, planning and injury prevention sessions.  We have an intervention structure where underperformance or behaviour that is not up to our standards is challenged and a number of strategies are put into action.


At Key Stage 4 students can start to apply their knowledge and possibly shape a future career by following either or both of our examination courses; the GCSE PE and BTEC PE courses.  The GCSE PE course requires practical and theoretical commitment and culminates in a practical exam on your four strongest activities, an analysis of performance controlled assessment on your favourite sport and a written exam.  We have had students assessed in a wide range of activities including rowing, clay pigeon shooting, skating, trampolining, cycling, horse riding, dance, as well as more traditional sports like football and netball.  It is a good stepping stone for the A-level PE course at Key Stage 5 and a number of our GCSE PE students go onto to study the BTEC Sport Level 3 at East Norfolk College and Paston College.  The BTEC PE course is more creative and is mostly coursework based although there is a controlled assessment to be completed during the course.  In BTEC PE you study how sports are played, how to prepare physically for performance and develop your sport leadership skills.  This culminates in the BTEC PE students organising and running a sports festival for 180 of our cluster students and is a fantastic day for all involved.  This is a perfect stepping stone to the BTEC Sport Level 3 at sixth form level.  Our courses are the first step on the ladder that can lead to careers in coaching, sports development, physiotherapy, sports science, teaching, lecturing and hopefully performing.  One of our ex-GCSE PE students is Ryan Bennett, currently playing in the Premier League for Norwich City Football Club.

To download the PE curriculum map Part 1 click HERE

To download the PE curriculum map Part 2 click HERE