PE Department

Developing the Olympic superstars of the future

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What is Physical Education? 

  • P.E in its purest form is pupils access to a safe positive experience of physical activity. It not only offers the opportunity to be active but also enhances physical, social and mental wellbeing. The experience and the knowledge learnt provides the foundation to pupils understanding how they can lead a long, happy and healthy life.
  • The subject provides a range of physical challenges and practical activities where pupils can learn a good level of physical competence across a range of activities.
  • Our subject helps build employability skills such as leadership, teamwork communication while also promoting pupils self esteem and self confidence. Helping pupils overcome challenges shows gives them the platform to take on the challenges that life brings post education. This can be categorised as character developed.
  • P.E is the key to the knowledge required to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Giving the knowledge required to reduce the chances of physical illness and poor mental health such as cancer and diabetes.
  • P.E is learning how to win with grace and lose with dignity. It teaches pupils to give their best but to also accept the outcome. It helps pupils see that with hard work, dedication and application that you can improve and be more successful. They can then apply this to other situations in their life.
  • As a subject it offers the opportunity to feel apart of a team and experience emotions and feelings in a positive learning process.
  • The P.E National Curriculum states 4 clear aims they are to lead healthy active lives, sustain periods of physical activity, engagement in competitive sports and activities and involvement in a broader range of sports and activities. 

Why is Physical Education important? (justifying the place of the subject in the curriculum)

  • PE, sport and physical culture each offer a unique platform on which to explore a multitude of holistic learning opportunities. For instance, the ethical or moral controversies in sport can give teachers a range of educational stimuli for debate, reasoning and critical thinking.
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Fundamental skills should be performed competently, with confidence across a range of sports and physical activities. Pupils will have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.
  • P.E improves the chances of a longer, healthier life. Whether through learning to swim or understand how to lose weight. The subject aims to help advance pupils physically and mentally.
  • Without Physical Education knowledge pupils would not be able to make healthy informed choices regarding their lifestyle. Physical Education provides them with the information they need to make informed educated choices regarding their lifestyle while also ensuring they understand the impact and implications of poor choices.
  • If pupils do not attain the important knowledge from Physical Education and some positive experiences then they are more likely to have a lower life expectancy and poor mental health.

Physical Education provides opportunities to help pupils develop and apply the Wiseman Virtues in a practical setting.

We provide extra-curricular opportunities as well as intra-school competitions in various sports and activities and also compete in a number of local schools competitions each year.