Physical Education

The Importance of Physical Education

Physical education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skilfulness, physical development and a knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, and make choices about how to get involved lifelong physical activity.

Physical Education National Curriculum

Purpose of study – 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.

Aims The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Sports Clubs

At Richard Lee we believe that sport is uniquely inclusive and democratic, bringing pupils of every conceivable background together.

  • It challenges young people in a way that no other subject can, testing both their physical and mental capabilities.
  • Furthermore, it also holds an elevated place in our school by the virtue of the skills it develops and also by the values it teaches. Sport helps pupils develop personally, as well as developing the social concepts of fairness and personal responsibility. Our children take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating.
  • Through the range of experiences that sport offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations. On a day-to-day basis, we inspire children to reach new heights (literally in the case of the high jump) and to explore their capabilities with confidence.
  • Here at Richard Lee we have a wide range of afterschool sports/activities clubs.  Clubs on offer may include : athletics, football, running, mixed football, gymnastics, eco club, sewing, to name but a few.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Call into the school office if your child is interested in taking part in any afterschool activities.