Creative and P.E.

Head of Faculty: Mr J. Evans

Contact Email: jme@penglais.org.uk

Overview

Description:

The Creative and PE faculty consists of five departments; Music, Drama, PE, Design Technology and Art. Pupils at Penglais experience all subjects at Key Stage 3 and can then opt for the subjects at GCSE and A level. These options include Engineering, Product Design, Drama, Art, Child Development, Food and Nutrition, Physical Education, and Music. We have many talented students in these subjects and have had many past pupils who have progressed to careers within these areas.

Creative Faculty aims:

Engagement: To inspire and motivate pupils to enjoy our lessons, make good contributions and where levels of engagement and motivation are high.

Teaching: A faculty where collaborative developments in teaching and learning pedagogy influences positive outcomes.

Learning: A faculty where restorative approaches support learning, behaviour for learning, pupil progress, positive and wellbeing. Pupils are supported to achieve their potential.

Leadership: A faculty which provides leadership opportunities and develops leadership skills in both pupils and staff. Pupils and staff are confident in undertaking leadership roles and encouraged to do so.

Results: Pupils make good progress throughout the year and exam results across all subjects show continuous improvement in trends and for all target groups.

 

Design Technology

Subject Leader: Mr J. Evans

Contact Email: jme1@penglais.org.uk

About Design and Technology

We wear design; interact with design; we are influenced by design; we sit on, sleep in, download, drive, talk about, talk into and admire design. Yet, it is something we take for granted and we rarely consider how important it is to our everyday lives. Design, manufacture and technology fuel our economy and the UK has a long history of producing some of the best innovators and creative minds. The UK has the largest design industry in Europe and the second largest in the world. We excel in this area and the creative industries have changed the shape of employment hugely in recent years. There are many job opportunities in areas of Graphic and Digital design, alongside opportunities in Product and Fashion design and we are very proud of our past students who are now working as designers around the UK.

Design is a dynamic industry and is worth over £50 billion a year in the UK. Design is ever changing; in fact designers are changing our lives forever.

D&T at Ysgol Penglais School

Design and Technology offers a unique opportunity for pupils to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products. This subject is interesting, fun and can lead to many careers. As well as learning design related skills, students will develop transferable skills that they can use in other subjects and skills that employers are looking for such as problem solving, using initiative, working with others, reflecting and improving on performance. Our subject develops our student’s imagination and creative ability in a practical and enjoyable environment.

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Art

Subject Leader: Mrs T. Harper

Contact Email: tah@penglais.org.uk
The Art department aims to encourage the development of each child in a holistic manner. There are many challenging facets to Art work, even within the delivery of the subject in the earliest years of a child’s educational life. Art should be enjoyed as a visually and intellectually stimulating past time and encourages the observation and appreciation of many varied aspects of human life through its myriad range of historical and cultural diversity.

Pupils are exposed to a variety of very different disciplines including drawing and painting, 3-dimensional work, graphics, textiles and photography, in theme or project form. During this work they will be required to address issues of a visual, emotional, cultural, historical, spiritual, imaginative and crafts-based nature.

The atmosphere in the Art rooms is one of disciplined creativity and enjoyment through a wide range of curricular learning experiences. Good classroom practice and pupil management is essential in this subject due to its environmental and physical speciality. It is also a subject, where, due to its very individual nature as work is developed, the teacher and pupil are able to develop personal understanding on a one to one basis, which can be employed as a positive factor in the teacher’s guidance and expectations of individual performance.

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Physical Eduction

Subject Leader: Caren Phillips

Contact Email: cap@penglais.org.uk 

Physical Education and School Sport plays a major part in life at Ysgol Penglais School and we pride ourselves on supporting every student and their personal development. The PE staff dedicate themselves to improving the performance and knowledge of our students, from our elite standard athletes who are performing at representative level to those who simply enjoy physical activity and the unquestionable benefits it provides. The curriculum focuses on developing the practical skills learned, as well as the students’ cognitive performance, which is the knowledge, understanding and thinking skills involved in physical activity, exercise and sport. Our extra-curricular sports programme is designed to give students the very best chance to further develop their sporting abilities as well as providing an avenue for competitive Local, Regional and National sporting fixtures. Our fixture calendar is vast as we enter teams throughout a range of sports.

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Staff List

Head of Faculty: Jonathan Evans

Art
Tracy Harper (Subject Leader)
Jess Weekes

Drama
Barrie Stott (Subject Leader)

Music
Phil Budd (Subject Leader)
Rachel Blair

Design Technology
Jonathan Evans (Subject Leader)
Fiona Balchin
Cira Hague
John Kelsey (Engineering and Technician)
Mike Barratt (Technician)
Joanna Gnat (Technician)

PE
Caren Phillips (Subject Leader)
Owen Daniel
Gareth Phillips
Jordan Roberts
Kelly Thomas
Sarah Johnson