Our aim is to build character, embed values and develop key life skills by delivering a high-quality curriculum.  We will inspire all pupils to have the confidence to participate and succeed in a variety of physical activities, to enable informed choices, which leads to a healthy active lifestyle.


The PE Department was monitored by the Senior Leadership Team in conjunction with the HOD in the Autumn Term 2017.  The inspection programme was carried out as part of the school’s internal monitoring programme of self-evaluation.  Departments are inspected as part of a rolling programme of monitoring, evaluation and review.  The internal inspection process provides invaluable information for the department to use in improvement planning, but also information which will contribute to our whole school evaluation and reporting.

The evidence used to inform the judgements includes: scrutiny of documentation, analysis of students’ work and observation of 7 lessons across KS3 and KS4.  All lessons were graded in accordance with Scottish Inspection criteria and feedback was given to individual teaching staff.

The overall effectiveness of PE was judged to be Outstanding

PE Questionnaire Results

In July 2014 the PE department handed out 104 questionnaires to students across years 7-10. The results were as follows:

  • 81% of students said they enjoyed PE lessons. 17% said they were OK and only 2% said they did not enjoy PE lessons.
  • 82% of students said they participate in all PE lessons
  • 52% of students said they liked the PE kit
  • 59% of students said they preferred PE in groups set by ability
  • The most popular sports were football, tchoukball, softball, netball, dodgeball, trampolining and badminton
  • The sporting areas which students showed a dislike for were hockey, swimming and rounders
  • Students wished to see boxing, gym, cheerleading added to the curriculum with more opportunities for tennis and fencing
  • 52% of students said that ALL PE staff had expertise within the subject. 48% said some PE teachers had expertise, 0 students thought that no PE staff had expertise in the subject
  • 57% of students said they had attended an extra-curricular activity
  • Of those students who did not attend an extra-curricular club, the following reasons were given: “I have to catch the bus home”, “I am lazy”, “I just want to go home and sleep”, “I don’t like doing clubs”, “Because I can’t be bothered”, “too busy and not interested”.

General feedback comments about PE during 2013-2014 – “I love PE”, “I like all the teachers and PE can be fun”, “ I think the PE lessons are good and they cover most sports but we should get rid of double theory”, “Well taught and staff are committed”, “teachers are supportive and motivating”, “Get a navy blue kit”, “I prefer separate boys and girls groups”, “We should always vote for what we want to do”, I don’t like PE because I am lazy and not into sports”, “I like to have more PE”, “lessons are great and the teachers are fab”

Mr Manning

I moved to the island in the summer of 2011 and have been teaching at St Sampson’s for the past 2 years, becoming Head of Department in April 2012. Originally from Winchester, I attended Bournemouth University and achieved a 2:1 in Sports Development and Coaching Sciences before completing a Secondary Teaching PGCE, with Masters credits, at Southampton University. I spent 3 years teaching at Bay House School in Gosport before relocating to Guernsey.

I have been involved in numerous sports from a young age, first playing and now coaching. I worked at AFC Bournemouth for 4 years coaching football, spent 2 years in America with Challenger Sports and have worked as a football scout for Chelsea, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Oxford. I am currently coaching the Star Trophy Island football team.

My main passion is football and I currently play for Rangers in the Priaulx League.

Miss Addlesee

Miss Addlesee is very happy to be the newest member of the PE department having joined St. Sampson’s High School in September 2013.

She studied at The University of Exeter from 2006 – 2010 where she achieved a 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Exercise and Sports Sciences and a PGCE in Secondary Education.

Miss Addlesee is a keen athlete. She trains regularly with the GIAAC sprint squad and competes for the island on a regular basis over 400 metres.