Advanced Performance Programme and JAPP

Advanced Performance Programme (APP)

The Advanced Performance Programme at High Tunstall is aimed at students who excel in all-things PE! The programme gives students the opportunity to develop their current skills and progress as an athlete. As part of the Advanced Performance Programme, the squad will attend a series of Sports Science seminars at Hartlepool Sixth Form College; covering topics such as Nutrition, Sports Psychology and Biomechanics.

We expect APP students to manage their academic studies alongside extensive extra-curricular commitment to the wide range of sporting activities that are on offer at High Tunstall College of Science.

The programme includes:

  • Personalised strength and conditioning programme for each individual athlete.
  • Sports Performance Profiling.
  • Personalised APP Kit.
  • Monthly visits to Hartlepool Sixth Form College to work with lecturers on A-Level Physical Education topics linked to our own GCSE Specifications.
  • Advanced Performance coaching sessions from specialist coaches
  • Free access to the Fitness Centre at Hartlepool Sixth Form College.
  • Early involvement with Hartlepool Sixth Form College Sports Academies.
  • Diet and Nutrition programming.
  • Visits to Universities excelling within Sport including Northumbria University.
  • A personal sports mentor to assist with balancing sporting and academic needs.

Junior Advanced Performance Programme (JAPP)

The Junior Advanced Performance Programme (JAPP) aims to give primary school students the skills to excel in their chosen sports, to enable them to access a wide range of sporting activities and to give them the opportunity to work with other students wo excel in PE, including the High Tunstall students on our current Advanced Performance Programme. We invite students who are hugely successful in PE in primary school to take part in the two year-long programme.

The programme also involves working with the sports department at Hartlepool Sixth Form College and Northumbria University, where some of the sessions will take place.

13.09.19, 27.09.19 and 11.10.19
Introduction to JAPP Hanball – Mr Holden

Introduction to the JAPP programme and performance profiling.  Students will look at attacking game play within the area of invasion games.

08.11.19, 22.11.19 and 06.12.19
Hartlepool Sixth Form College Visit – Miss O’Callaghan

Students will visit Hartlepool Sixth Form College PE Department. Students will be health screened initially looking at resting heart rate, blood pressure, weight and height; which will allow us to predict their age of peak height velocity and predicted adult height.  They will then be ran through a battery of fitness tests covering the main components of fitness.

17.01.20, 31.01.20 and 14.02.20
Rugby – Mr Ryder

Students will take part in a rugby session and will need to bring some warm outdoor clothing. The session involves full contact and a lot of mud, old clothes are definitely required for this session.

06.03.20, 20.03.20 and 03.04.20

Trampolining – Mr Pickford

Students will participate in developing their trampolining skills from our trampolining specialist teacher.

01.05.20, 15.05.20 and 05.06.20
Athletics – Mrs Watson

Students will get the opportunity to try new events such as high jump and long jump.

19.06.20 and 03.07.20

Inter Sports Day – Miss Proud, Mr Blythe, Miss O’Callaghan

Students will compete against all other JAPP students in an array of athletics events.