The mission statement and ethos in PE mirrors and follows the school’s ethos of Believe, Aspire, Achieve and Respect. Through all practical activities these values, amongst others such as British values are reinforced on a regular basis, for example; students offer gestures such as handshakes at the end of a game whether the team has won, lost or drawn, never arguing with the official and being polite and respectful to both the opposition and their peers. Furthermore, students are encouraged to embrace physically and mentally healthy lifestyles.
Health and fitness, as well as focusing on positive mental wellbeing is at the heart of the Physical Education curriculum. Students are taught, shown, encouraged and provided with numerous opportunities, both in the curriculum as well as within the co- curricular timetable to lead healthy active lifestyles and the benefits to both physical and mental wellbeing through doing so.
Leadership skills are continually developed through Physical Education. Students have the opportunity to gain formal qualifications in sports leadership and regularly have the opportunity to work with younger students as well others from the local community gaining vital experience and life skills in the process; helping them to develop leadership skill for the future in addition to the development of sportsmanship, citizenship, teamwork and confidence.
Through the encouragement of staff, students have embraced the growth mind set, encouraging students to be even more aspirational, improve their life chances, and become more determined and resilient in their everyday lives.
By having a Physical Education curriculum which encourages and allows students to attain the highest standards both physically and academically it enables students to gain the knowledge, drive and determination to have a successful career in any walk of life. We aspire to ensure that students gain knowledge of physical education and health in addition to skills. We aim to support students in fulfilling their potential, helping them to achieve the highest possible results, progress and attainment in both KS3 and KS4 so that they are well equipped to pursue a future career in this area should they wish to do so. Many students who achieve in this subject go on to become teachers, university lecturers, doctors, sports coaches, physiotherapists, medical and educational advisors, professional sports performers and military personnel to name a few.