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Important notice about medical issues, uniform and new clubs in the PE department

I would like to reintroduce myself as the Head of PE at Cardinal Wiseman and to bring you up to date with some opportunities coming up for our students in the next few weeks and months in PE and also one or two important notes for certain students.

Firstly, we have changed our policy and procedure regarding students with medical conditions due to recent training and government advice. If your child has been prescribed an asthma inhaler or an epi-pen, I am sure you are aware that they should have 2 of each in school at all times. For PE lessons, students must have one of their inhalers or epi-pens with them and give it to their PE teacher at the beginning of every PE lesson for safe keeping. The reasoning behind this is that many of our facilities are quite a distance from the school’s medical room and if an attack occurs, time is of the essence. If your child forgets their medication they will be sent to the medical room to collect their spare one to give to their PE teacher. If no medication is present they will not be allowed to take part in the PE lesson, for their own safety.

Secondly, as you may be aware we have introduced a new PE kit for our Year 7 students. It consists of a royal blue t-shirt, a navy training top (long sleeve) and navy shorts. This is compulsory for all Year 7 students but can also be worn by older year groups. Over the next few years, as your child outgrows or loses their PE kit you will only be able to replace it with the newer kit, as the older version is phased out. Students may also now wear white trainer socks. The long blue football socks are no longer compulsory.

Finally, as a department and after consultations with our students, we have reviewed our extra-curricular provision for all year groups and decided to increase the amount of clubs we offer, which will be accessible to all students. We will still run a large amount of competitive fixtures in a variety of sports but our clubs will be for the benefit of all students. Over the course of the year, we also hope to arrange friendly fixtures in a number of sports to give all students the opportunity to represent the school.

All clubs are free of charge and give students an opportunity to partake in physical activity, which has many health and social benefits and will help them develop many skills.

Through our sports captains, we will constantly review our timetable to ensure we are providing a broad range of activities to suit all students and will look to bring in coaches where gaps are evident in what the students would like.

All of the information on our clubs can be found on the timetable below (also attached). Alternatively, you can also keep up to date with our extra-curricular activity on the Wiseman Sports Blog found at

As always, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me at

Yours in Sport

Mr Coughlan

Curriculum Coordinator PE

Click here for details: Sports Extra Curricular Timetable Autumn 2017