Physical Education
Based in the Jonathan Fox Sports Hub

Mr A Harris (Small) (Custom)

Mr Harris
Head of PE

Mr Harris joined the school in 2007 after teaching for three years in London. He studied Sports Science at the University of Liverpool and undertook his PGCE at St Luke’s at the University of Exeter. His specialism is football, cricket and BTEC Sports Studies.

Mr Bright (Small) (Custom)

Mr Bright
Head of House & Teacher of PE

Mr Bright Graduated from UWIC in 1994 with a BA Honours in Human Movement Studies. After completing his PGCE in 1995, he spent a year on the JET Scheme playing and coaching Rugby in Japan. Mr Bright taught for three years at a Primary School where he taught Science and ran an Inclusion Unit. In his present role he is a Teacher of PE and Head of Bright House. He loves coaching his son’s rugby team at St Austell Rugby Club and surfing.

Mrs Carolyn Dyer (Work Experience Leader)

Mrs Dyer
Teacher of PE

Mrs Dyer studied at Warwick University for a Bachelor of Education Honours degree specialising in PE and Geography. Her specialist sports were Hockey and Swimming, she now specialises in Netball and girls' Cricket. Mrs Dyer began working at Brannel in 1982 teaching PE, Special Needs and RE. She currently teaches PE, BTEC Health and Social Care and GCSE RE. Mrs Dyer has been the Work Experience coordinator since 1990.

Mr R Farrer (Small) (Custom)

Mr Farrer
Teacher of PE

Mr. Farrer joined Brannel in 2013 after completing his PGCE in Physical Education at the University College Plymouth St. Mark and St. John. Prior to this he studied a BA Honours Degree in Coaching and Physical Education, as well as working for Gloucestershire Cricket Board as a Cricket Development Officer. His specialism is cricket (Level 3 Coach) having played in both Devon and Cornish Premier Leagues. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors through running, triathlon, golf and surfing.


Miss Williams
Teacher of PE

Miss Williams studied at The University of St Mark and St John for a Bachelor of Education Honours degree specialising in Secondary Physical Education. Miss Williams specialises in Netball and plays and coaches for a local club.

Key Stage Three

At KS3 pupils are taught the Key Processes of PE. These are:

  • Developing Skills
  • Making and Applying Decisions
  • Developing Physical and Mental Capacity
  • Evaluating and Improving
  • Making informed choices about healthy and active lifestyles
  • Leadership

These key processes are delivered during the core PE lessons, through the following activities:

  • Health related fitness
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Problem solving


Key Stage Four

At KS4 pupils can opt to extend their core PE by studying for:

The Junior Sports Leaders Award: This award is a nationally recognised award that helps young people over the age of 14 develop their leadership skills. Core values of the award are:

  • Developing leadership – teaching people the ability to organise activities, to lead, motivate and communicate with groups.
  • Developing skills for life – helping people reach their true potential.
  • Providing a stepping stone to employment – offering a qualification to get started.
  • Encouraging volunteering in communities – motivating others to organise safe sporting activities in their communities.
  • Reducing youth crime – keeping young people engaged in positive activities.
  • Supporting more active, healthier communities – by providing Sports leaders to organise a range of physical activity sessions.

GCSE PE: This course builds on the areas covered in KS3 and develops them, with pupils being assessed on their practical ability, analysis of performance and leadership skills. Pupils will also study individual differences, health, fitness and training, physiology and making informed decisions about a lifetime of healthy and active participation.

BTEC Sport: Sport and leisure is a growing industry, with opportunities in practical areas such as coaching, instructing and leading outdoor and adventure activities, as well as in facility management and administration. The BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Sport is designed to introduce learners to working in the sector or prepare them for further study, such as a BTEC National qualification or an appropriate NVQ.

Clubs and Trips

The PE department run a comprehensive selection of sports teams and clubs that alter throughout the year according to the playing seasons. The school competes in local, county and national competitions and produce competitive teams in most sports. To supplement their sports diet the PE department run sporting trips to events that have included:

  • Bath Rugby Club
  • Saracens Rugby Club
  • Watford Football Club
  • West Brom Football Club
  • The Rugby Premiership Final
  • Wimbledon
  • The Ballet Boys