Greenfield Community College’s PE department is celebrating after being awarded the Association for Physical Education (afPE) Quality Mark with Distinction for PE and School Sport.
The 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.
Schools across the UK are invited to apply for the afPE Quality Mark which has become the benchmark and industry standard for high quality.
“It builds on the afPE Quality Mark award received by the department in 2017 and demonstrates the department’s commitment to continuing to evolve staying at the forefront of high-quality PE and school sport,” said the school.
The PE department will receive a certificate, an engraved plaque with the school to be listed on the afPE Quality Mark webpage.
Martin Butterworth, subject leader for PE, said: “I am delighted to be able to receive this award on behalf of the department.
“It is particularly pleasing to achieve the distinction status which pays tribute to all the hard work of our PE staff on a day-to-day basis, but also acknowledges our outstanding commitment to ensuring that students receive high quality PE and school sport provision.
“I’m very fortunate to lead a fantastic PE team and would like to thank them for all that they do for our pupils.
“This includes Barbara Davis, a PE teacher of 37 years at Greenfield, who recently retired at the end of the last academic year.
“She was an inspirational teacher who made a significant difference to thousands of pupils during this time and was an absolute pleasure to work alongside.”