The Curriculum: P.E.

PE Intent

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


PE Implementation

  • A sense of fun, with an emphasis on team work
  • A well-structured, progressive and exciting PE curriculum based upon five principals (1: Fundamental Movement Skills, 2: Sports, 3. Social and Personal Skills, 4: Swimming)
  • High quality P.E. teaching
  • Development of the ‘whole child’
  • Engagement in extra-curricular active opportunities
  • Resourcing and planning to ensure that all children succeed

Physically educated persons are those who have learned to arrange their lives in such a way that they habitual physical activities they freely engage in make a distinctive contribution to their wider flourishing

James MacAllister