Dear Parents & Carers,
I would like to take this opportunity to make our kit requirements and ‘taking part’ policy clear and ask that parents/carers support the school by ensuring that these policies are adhered to.
The types of kit required may vary depending on the activity and the full kit list can be seen below. Some activities such as rugby, football and hockey will require protective items of clothing and these extra items will also need to be supplied so that students can engage safely in PE.
The full kit list required is:
EPA long sleeve reversible top
EPA short sleeve polo top
EPA blue shorts
EPA long socks
White trainer socks
Football boots (for Rugby and other activities that take place on the field)
Trainers (suitable trainers for indoor activity)
Gum shield (must be worn for Rugby and Hockey)
Shin Pads (must be worn for Football and Hockey)
House Top (required for Inter-House competition)
All pupils will be informed of the kit they require for activities at the start of each half term.
The ‘taking part policy’
The PE department operates a kit policy. All students are expected to bring their PE kit to every lesson even when the students are not participating due to illness or minor injury. This allows students to take a more active role in the lesson either as an umpire or a coach. It also promotes full integration within the lesson and prevents students from feeling like outsiders when they do not have their kit. In the case of extreme injury i.e. a broken leg requiring crutches, students will not be expected to change into their kit.
If a student has lost their PE kit or is waiting for a new kit then we will be able to lend kit for that particular lesson but once again, a note must be provided first.
If a pupil simply forgets their kit or does not bring it in, they will face a sanction and be expected to borrow kit which will enable them to take part. Any refusal to borrow or take part will be treated as ‘refusal to follow instructions’ and a further sanction will be received.
PE Kit Labelling
It is important that all students’ PE kit is clearly labelled with a tag or label inside each item. It is not uncommon for PE kit to get mixed up in the changing rooms and pupils will often struggle to get kit back to its rightful owners if left behind or lost and I must stress that labelling PE kit with a marker pen is not an effective way of identifying belonging.
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Mr N Reynolds - Head of Faculty
Mrs A Turner - Head of Girls PE
Mrs N Francis - Gifted and Talented
Miss C Tolan - PE Teacher & Head of Year 11
Mr S Higgins - PE Teacher & Assistant Head of Year
Mr J Harris - PE and Geography Teacher & Head of Year 8
Mr L Stone - Teacher of PE, Maths
Mr S Wheeler - PE Teacher & Cover Supervisor