Physical Education Curriculum Intent
Whilst a competitive and driven department, we always have a moral motive behind every intent. We are strong believers in moral decisions, and we believe education is the pathway to creating our students into good citizens. We promote a learning environment with love and care which reinforces competition with appreciation of others, empathy and moral values. The aim always being, to grow young learners into becoming driven, caring and compassionate individuals who aim to make a real difference into their own society. We believe this to be an important trait as any in the education system, and we believe these values to be crucial, particularly in a competitive and diverse society, such as UK.
Physical education at St Simon Stock is part of every pupil’s entitlement to an excellent education. Our subject is unique in that it is taught through physical activity in weekly practical lessons both indoors and outdoors, in a wide range of physical, creative and aesthetic settings. We provide our pupils with the generic skills, knowledge and understanding they need to become physically literate. Adding further, we excel in developing our pupils socially through developing leadership and team work skills.
Our curriculum offers students opportunities to develop performance skills as part of our Sports pillar. Students are able to take part in a wide range of Traditional and Modern sports and activities which offer valuable and rewarding lifelong skills and experiences. The sense of achievement and camaraderie of being part of any team can offer contributes towards encourage core values and transferable life skills such as resilience, mutual respect and critical thinking. We add further efforts in reinforcing moral decisions and behaviour, empathy, companionship and working with love.
Our curriculum is designed to enthuse and inspire pupils to participate fully and develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise. We aim to equip students with adequate experience and skills so they can sustain an active lifestyle and lifelong involvement in physical activity throughout their adulthood. Throughout their learning journey with us students experience leadership roles with the aim to promote leaders who themselves go on to inspire others towards a healthy and active lifestyle.