We believe all children should have opportunity to take part in Physical Education, and sporting events across all age ranges in the school, and experience competitive sports, whilst developing skills and understanding about the games they play. We believe that in giving children these opportunities, we will be encouraging them to foster an enthusiasm or interest for particular sports, giving rise to potential continuation and development in the future. We also believe that in giving children these opportunities, those with a particular interest or skill should then be given additional opportunity to develop this further, through more competitive level sports, entry into teams, attendance at additional training sessions and experience of local, regional and national competitions. In this way, those with a talent for this curriculum area are given full opportunity to extend their skills and achieve well, instilling a sense of pride and joy in what they do, and how we achieve as a school.

Physical Education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical Education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, co-operative and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes toward healthy and active lifestyles.

Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes, abilities, preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.