Greenfield Community College’s PE department has been awarded the Association for Physical Education (afPE) Quality Mark for PE and School Sport.
This prestigious award is a powerful way of celebrating the success of the department.
The afPE Quality Mark recognises, through a thorough self-review and evaluation process, the strength and quality of physical education and sport in the school.
It raises the profile of the subject and the school both locally and nationally and promotes the high quality work that is being undertaken on a day-to-day basis.
There is significant evidence to show PE supports other learning right across the curriculum and contributes to healthy and active lifestyles, improves emotional well-being, reduces poor behaviour, increases attendance and develops key skills such as leadership, confidence and social skills.
Schools across the UK are invited to apply for the afPE Quality Mark which has become the benchmark and industry standard for high quality.
Greenfield now joins only three other PE departments in the county to hold the award.
The school’s PE leader Martin Butterworth said: “High quality physical education and all the additional benefits are a great cause of celebration and the afPE Quality Mark has provided the independent endorsement of this at Greenfield Community College.
“It is very pleasing for the department to be acknowledged with such an esteemed award.
“It pays tribute to all the hard work of our PE staff on a day to day basis at Greenfield that has allowed us to realise our continuous commitment to ensuring that pupils receive high quality PE and school sport provision.”