Kit Policy

Boys

Polo ShirtBlack and white polo top with college badgeCompulsory
Training TopBlack and white with college badge Compulsory
Black ShortsBlackCompulsory
Black Jogging BottomsCompulsory (for wet/cold weather)
Black Football SocksBlackCompulsory
Football Boots – OutdoorMust have safety studsCompulsory for rugby and football
Trainers – IndoorWith non-marking solesCompulsory
Shin GuardsCompulsory for football
Gum ShieldFor certain sportsAdvisory for rugby

Girls

Polo ShirtBlack and white polo top with college badge Compulsory
Black ShortsBlackCompulsory
FleeceBlack and white with college badgeCompulsory
Black Jogging BottomsBlackCompulsory (for wet/cold weather)
Black Football SocksBlackCompulsory
Football Boots – OutdoorMust have safety studsCompulsory for rugby and football
Trainers – IndoorWith non-marking solesCompulsory
Shin GuardsCompulsory for football

PE Kit can now be purchased online through SWI using this order form or through their website.  A user guide can also be found here.

Physical Education Kit & Valuables Policy

  1. All students are required to bring & wear the appropriate kit to each and every lesson if they are participating or not. Any student who fails to bring kit will be loaned an alternative for that lesson. This must be returned at the end of the lesson and a sanction given in line with the school’s PE behaviour management policy.
  2. Students who are injured or unable to participate physically in a lesson must bring a note excusing them from the lesson in addition to bringing and wearing their kit.  Any injury that requires a student to be excused for a period of time greater than 2 weeks must be covered by a Doctor’s/Hospital note.Please be aware that in the interest of student welfare and Government guidelines students excused for any reason must also change into school  PE kit.  Students excused from practical participation in a lesson will still accompany the lesson and be the responsibility of the teacher leading the lesson.  Each student will be provided with an educational task related to the activity being taught which will assist the development of their organisation, observation, evaluation and leadership skills, whilst not being practically active. In light of this policy it is strongly recommended that students take advantage of the school’s policy to allow Leigh Technology Academy tracksuits to be worn in lessons, particularly when excused from practical involvement.  Changing into PE kit will prevent students from having to spend the remainder of theday in potentially dripping wet or muddy clothing and footwear. Failure of students excused from lessons to bring their kit to lessons will result in a sanction in line with the school’s PE behaviour management policy. Exceptions to this policy will only apply to those students who are physically unable to change due to the nature of their injury.  Such severe injuries must be accompanied by a Doctor’s/Hospital note on headed paper.
  3. The wearing of studded footwear is compulsory for football and rugby.  Failure to bring such appropriate equipment will result in the student being refused the opportunity to participate in the lesson (Health and Safety) and an appropriate sanction applied.
  4. It is strongly recommended that students do not bring valuables to PE lessons. In the event of that being unavoidable it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they are handed in to the teacher leading the lesson at the beginning of the lesson.  The PE Learning Area will not be responsible for items not handed in or stolen. Again, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they collect their valuables at the end of the lesson.
  5. The wearing of jewellery, wrist bands and watches whilst playing sport is potentially extremely harmful not only to the performer themselves but also those around them.  The wearing of any such item is prohibited and any student found to be placing themselves or others at risk will receive a sanction in line with the school PE behaviour management policy.
  6. In the interest of personal safety any student with long hair performing in sport is required to tie back their hair so that vision and hearing is not impaired.
  7. Lost property is a perennial problem that can cause much frustration and can become extremely costly. The PE Learning Area will not be responsible for items left behind or stolen. Again, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure the following suggestions are made to reduce the likelihood of clothing, footwear and equipment going missing:
  • Label all your belongings with your name and tutor group
  • Check all your belongings before you leave the changing rooms