Teaching Staff – Sally Dudley (Head of Girls’ Games), Martyn Kimber (Head of Boys’ Games), Andy Hamilton (Head of PE), Megan Vidal (PE Teacher), James Lunch (PE Teacher), Ben Gannon (Strength & Conditioning & Activities Coordinator), Jonny Harford (Head of Squash), Greg Flower (Director of Rowing), Shaun Garley (Fencing Coach), Sean Marsland (Basketball Coach), Alex Salmon (Hockey & Cricket Coach), Michelle Williams (Squash Assistant)
Wycliffe Sports Department enables pupils to develop their level of physical performance through regular PE lessons, Games sessions and Extra-curricular activities. With the benefit of expert teaching and coaching, pupils will take part in inter school matches and competitions. Pupils in all sports and activities are encouraged to reach their true potential. Through positive experiences in PE, Sports and Games at Wycliffe, we are looking for pupils to develop a real ‘education for life’.
At Wycliffe all pupils in Years 9 and 10 have three Games afternoons on a Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Pupils in Years 11, 12 and 13 have two afternoon sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday and all Year 11 pupils also attend Games on a Saturday. All those Sixth Form pupils selected for fixtures or competitions also attend on a Saturday.
Boys – Rugby
Girls – Hockey
Boys – Football
Girls – Netball
Boys – Cricket and/or Tennis
Girls – Tennis and/or Rounders
In the Autumn Term all Years 9 and 10 Boys play Rugby. In other terms, Rowing is offered to pupils that are not involved in the playing of team Games. An elite Squash programme also supports the Games curriculum.
Extra-curricular activities are run before school, at lunch time, and after school. This programme of sports activities supports the ongoing PE lessons and Games activities. In addition activities are also run to prepare for the future terms sports and activities. The full timetable is published each term in the school calendar. Pupils are required to attend practices for teams they are selected to represent.
Sports fixtures take place on Games afternoons and throughout the week. It is expected that pupils are available for all competitions and fixtures. Regular fixtures are listed in the school calendar and on the School Sports website, with Cup matches and District competitions added in during the term. Team sheets are posted on the Boys and Girls Games notice boards and on the website informing the pupils and parents of the selected team and timings of the match. Transport is provided to away matches by the school.
Saturday Games sessions will usually finish by 2.30pm unless pupils are involved in matches. In this case the timings for all matches and expected pick up times are printed on the team sheets. Unfortunately these times are only approximate due the nature of sport and the travelling that is involved.
During a pupil’s years at Wycliffe they will have access to many sports and physical activities. Below is a list of those currently offered through our extensive activity programme, the sixth form Games options and Physical Education lessons or Games sessions.
Sixth Form Games Options
Hockey – Boys