The Physical Education Department seeks to develop student knowledge and understanding of the importance of leading a healthy and physically active lifestyle. The curriculum allows students to develop confidence and excel in a diverse range of physical activities. We explore and master different techniques and students are introduced to tactical, strategic and chorographical concepts to help improve their performance.
Students develop and master skills through a range of sporting activities that are played globally. They are taught to think analytically, and identify strengths and understand areas of weakness, implementing and carrying out plans for improvement. Students compete competitively and are challenged to think intellectually, when faced with a problem or opponent. By using competition students build confidence and resilience in the face of adversity, whilst imbedding values such as fairness and respect. PE also offers and encourages all students to participate in extra-curricular activities and to represent the school in local, regional and national competitions, all of which underpin what is taught in lessons.
By studying a diverse and inclusive PE curriculum students are provided with the fundamental skills and interest needed to continue their participation in physical activity after HWS. By challenging them to think critically and evaluate their own and peer performances, to work individually and in groups, students learn key skills in independence and how to work effectively as part of a team. By embedding in practise and challenging students on what it means to lead a healthy, active life, students will have the knowledge to complement their lives, realise their potential, cope with the normal stresses of life and make a productive contribution to their communities.