GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Physical Education (PE)

PE quote


The aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. At Meridian, through sport and exercise, students are taught sportsmanship and team-work whilst developing perseverance and commitment thus embedding life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration and equity of play.

Learning hours

Year group 7 8 9 10 11
Learning hours per week











* 2 hours in year 9, 10 and 11 for those students studying BTEC Sport. 1 hour is for core PE.

Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

Sports table

5 year learning journey 




A degree in sport and exercise science offers students the chance to start their career in an industry that is going from strength to strength. Governments see the real benefits of the population being engaged in physical activity throughout their lives. There are now many schemes in place to encourage people to take up sport. Professional sportsmen and sportswomen also rely on a team of coaches, trainers, nutritionists, psychologists, biomechanists and physiotherapists to help them perform better. There are more people going to gyms and other sporting and exercise facilities. All of this means that there is a greater demand for expertise in the area of sports science.

PE careers


The concept of knowledge, motivation and effort in physical activity as well as skill and application is used as our assessment criteria throughout PE lessons at Meridian High School. Pupils are able to use the three elements of the criteria to improve their sporting performance.

For BTEC Sport, assignments are set and marked by the teacher. Assignments involve a series of tasks designed around a work-related, real-life scenario. They give students the chance to build knowledge and skills over time and deliver a complete, integrated project using a combination of knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Students achieve a grade for each unit - Pass, Merit or Distinction - so they can see how they are progressing throughout the course. BTEC Sport also consists of an external exam. 


Feedback during practical lessons from the teacher will be verbal and specific to the practical lesson objectives. Teachers will observe students performing skills in both the skill development section and conditioned game section of each lesson. The teacher will aim to provide one piece of feedback on skill development and/or one on the conditioned game every lesson for every pupil. This may vary due to the size of groups and nature of the activity. Pupils will have access to the assessment criteria where they will be able to assess their own progress through “I statements”. 

Feedback for BTEC Sport will be inline with Pearson assessment policies. 

Learning beyond the classroom

Extracurricular clubs







Sports Hall - Year 7

Table Tennis - All Year Groups 



Sports Hall - Year 11

Table Tennis - All Year Groups

Athletics (All Year Groups)





Sports Hall - Year 10

Table Tennis - All Year Groups

Table Tennis (All Year Groups)

Rounders (Girls)

Softball (Boys)

Cricket (Mixed)


Sports Hall - Year 9

Table Tennis - All Year Groups

Athletics (All Year Groups)


Sports Hall - Year 8

Table Tennis - All Year Groups

Laser Tag

(All Year Groups)

Trips and visits

Sports day

Basketball at the O2 Arena


Useful websites to support learning

Reading in PE

BLM in sport

What our students think about Physical Education

PE Kit Policy

Students will receive a Kit Mark for each occasion they forget or bring an incorrect item of PE kit. This will reset each term.

1st  Kit Mark

Informal warning / email home

2nd Kit Mark

Formal Warning and phone call home

3rd Kit Mark

60  minute detention and phone call home

Refusal to borrow spare PE kit will result in an instant 60 minute detention and contact home.


MHS branded tracksuit bottoms, shorts or leggings can be worn or plain black with neutral logos. Leggings must be lycra sports material not cotton.

Cycling shorts are NOT allowed.

Jumpers are not compulsory for PE. However, if your son/daughter would like to wear a jumper, it must be the MHS quarter zip jumper. Black baselayers can be worn underneath PE kit.

PE kit

If students are ill/injured and unable to participate fully in PE, they should bring a note from home and get changed into their kit. In these instances, students will still be expected to engage with their learning and will be given an alternative role such as official/coach. The only exceptions to this are when students are physically unable to get changed due to an injury such as a broken arm. If students have long term injuries/illnesses that mean they cannot participate in PE, a doctor’s note is required.

Forgotten kit:
If students forget an item of kit, they will be asked to borrow school kit. Instances of forgotten kit are tracked carefully by the PE department and sanctions for forgetting kit will be enforced where necessary.

Jewellery and hair:
For safety reasons, all jewellery should be removed for PE and long hair should be tied up. Failure to remove jewellery or tie up hair for PE will result in the use of sanctions where necessary.

ValuablesChanging rooms are locked during lesson time however if students wish to hand in any valuables they will be locked in the PE office and handed back to the student after the lesson has finished.

Students not able to do PE

Any students that are not able to do PE during their timetabled PE lesson will be expected to complete the following google form where they will still be expected to participate as a 'non doer' which may involve evaluating skills, offciating and developing their understanding of the theory of PE. 

Students will need to click on this link and complete the google form:

Non doer- Google form to complete (click here)

Please do contact the PE department for any further assistance. 



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