"Realising potential through Participation, Performance and Success"
The Physical Education department aim to provide all children with a positive experience within their PE lessons and extra-curricular activities. We aim to encourage a lifelong interest in sport in line with the School Mission Statement. We strive to ensure that each and every pupil has the opportunity to develop physically, socially, and morally within the departments programmes of work.
The Importance of Physical Education
"Physical education develops pupils' physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skilfulness, physical development and a knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities, and preferences, and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity." (DFEE, 1999)