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We have a strong ethos of sport for all, represented through our PPP model and we endeavour to give any student who wishes, the chance to represent the school. Clubs take place at lunchtimes and after school, and fixtures run all year round in a wide variety of activities. There are also Saturday morning fixtures for boys during the autumn (Rugby) and spring terms (Football).  While the school is competitive in all the sports we contend, recent success at secondary level has been seen at District and County level in Netball, Football, Basketball, Rugby and Athletics. 

In Autumn term 1 our key focus will be on Boys Football and Rugby. The girls will be focussing on Netball and Hockey. As we progress through the year our focus will change from term to term.

2021-22 Secondary Sport Enrichment programme (Autumn Term 1)

Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri
Lunch (Outdoor) Y8 Rugby (Mr Brennan)   
Lunch (Indoor) Y7 Basketball (Mr East) Senior Sport (TBC)
Afterschool All years hockey (Mrs Scarrott & Miss Newman)

 

Senior Football (Mr Doyle & Mr Read)

KS3 Girls Football (Mr Doyle & Mr Read) Y9, 10 & 11 Netball (Miss Davison & Miss Ansell)

Y9 & 10  Rugby (Mr Moses & Mr Joyce)

Senior Basketball (Mr Joyce)

Y8 Netball (Miss Newman) 

Y7 Football (Mr East)

Y9 Football (Mr Moses)

Y8 Football (Mr Brennan)

Yr7 Netball (Mrs Scarrott)

Y7 Rugby (Mr East)

Senior Rugby (Mr Brennan)

Activities will take place from 3.20-4.20pm. More information will follow in PE lessons and via twitter. The programme above is subject to change and is provisional. We will be publishing a more specific version in the first week of September.  However if you require further information please email Mr Brennan or Mrs Scarrott or sport@simonballe.herts.sch.uk

Information for visiting teams

For any advice or questions with regards to away fixtures at Simon Balle All through School, do not hesitate to call 01992 410400 ext 232 (PE & Sports Department Office) or email sport@simonballe.herts.sch.uk

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PE & Sport FAQ

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Sports Leadership

Staff are enthusiastic and passionate about promoting sport and attempting to get as many students as possible involved in some form of physical activity. This is achieved not simply through individual participation in games, but also through developing student’s leadership potential through the Sports Leaders programmes. We believe the work we do in this area is invaluable in increasing confidence, motivation and communication skills within Physical Education. 

Our Sports Leadership programmes in the secondary are as follows;

Year 8 Curriculum Leadership

As part of a broad and varied curriculum throughout year 8, there is a focus on student leadership within lessons. Students have the opportunity to take on roles such as captain, warm up leader and coach to develop their confidence when leading others as well as further improving their subject knowledge of specific sports.

Year 9 Leadership Academy

Each year, year 9 students have the opportunity to apply to be a part of the Simon Balle Leadership Academy. Within the Academy, students will gain training in a range of sporting roles, with a focus on officiating. These students are then used for a number of sporting events throughout the year both internally with younger year groups and externally at fixtures such at sportshall and district athletics competitions.

Year 10 Curriculum Programme

In the spring term, all of year 10 complete the Simon Balle Leadership Programme within their core PE lessons.The programme aims to give every student a chance to develop qualities such as organisational skills and confidence when leading others. Students work in small groups to create sports sessions which they then will deliver to primary school students at the end of the programme.

Y12 Sports Ambassadors

In year 12, students are encouraged to apply to become a sports ambassador. A small number of students are selected each year to work closely with the PE department to assist in both curriculum lessons and extra-curricular sport. For many of these individuals with an interest in coaching or teaching, this gives them an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience of working in PE and sport.

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