Alderman Peel

High School

PE & Expressive Arts

 The Team

Team Member Position Email Address
Mr J Wilding  Director of Learning for PE and Expressive Arts
Miss C Beech  Head of Expressive Arts and Teacher of Drama
Mr M Hardman  Principal - Teacher of PE
Mrs K Hardman  Assistant Principal - Teacher of PE
Mr S Brett  Assistant Principal - Teacher of PE
Mrs K Abbott  Teacher of PE and Science
Miss D Steward Teacher of PE and Science
Mrs A Light  Teacher of Art
Ms L Holmes Teacher of Art and Design Technology
Miss L Cowell Teacher of Drama

The Peripatetic Music Team

Mr B Howell Lead of Peripatetic Music and Extra-Curricular Musical Events
Mr M Preston Piano  
Miss L Cowell Singing  
Mrs S Ballard Strings/Piano/Singing  
Mr D Taylor Woodwind  
Mr D Ashby Guitar  
Mr H Lascelles Drums  

Curriculum Intent

The school curriculum seeks to provide outstanding personal development by supporting, promoting, and instilling the values of APHS - Ambition, Pride, Happiness, and Success.

PE and Expressive Arts curriculum seeks to meet the aims and scope of the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 National Curriculum for Art, Music, Drama, and Physical Education.

The PE and Expressive Arts curriculum has the following intent:

Value Intent
Ambition For students to be taken out of their comfort zone and discover what they are truly capable of. To have the ambition to participate in and gain high-value qualifications in physical, artistic, and musical fields of study. To achieve mastery.
Pride To showcase the talents which enable students to represent their tutor group, house, school, county, region, or even their country in their chosen pursuit.
Happiness To experience the joy and exhilaration of performing and developing self-confidence. To make a significant contribution to the physical, mental and emotional well-being of students. To make lifelong memories as part of a team.
Success To feel successful through rewards and celebration events. To experience success graciously and accept failure gracefully. To be creative individuals.


Curriculum Implementation

Key Stage 3 is delivered in Year 7, 8 and 9 across three years. Students will then undertake their options process during year 9, after which Key Stage 4 is formally delivered in Year 10 and 11 across two years.

At Key Stage 4, the faculty provides the following curriculum offer:

  • Edexcel GCSE Physical Education
  • OCR Cambridge National in Sport and Exercise Science
  • OCR Cambridge National in Sports Studies
  • Edexcel GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art
  • AQA GCSE Drama
  • Edexcel GCSE Music

Curriculum Overview plans can be found in the links below:


Curriculum Impact

The PE and Expressive Arts faculty make a significant contribution to the Open Element of the Progress 8 Performance Measure.

Using ALPS KS4 benchmarks, the faculty has also produced the following outcomes:

  • Music – Consistently ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’ outcomes with consecutive results that are in the Top 1% of all providers.
  • GCSE PE – Consistently ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ with most recent results considered ‘Outstanding’ in the Top 10% of all providers.
  • Drama – Consistently ‘Excellent’ results which are in the Top 25% of all providers.

Consistently ‘Very good’ outcomes which have been in the Top 25% of all providers.

In addition, the PE curriculum has been nationally accredited and locally celebrated as the Norfolk Sports School of the Year on multiple occasions.

APHS was also awarded ‘Norfolk Music School of the Year’ in 2018.