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

Intent, Implementation, Impact

Find out more about our approach to the intent, implementation, and impact of teaching PE

Catch Up Statement

January 2022