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Physical Education

The Priory Pembroke Academy Physical Education curriculum aims to:

Promote active lifelong habits, developing social, physical and mental wellbeing through engagement in sport whilst embedding the Pembroke values of Wisdom, Curiosity, Generosity, Passion and Courage.


Physical Education is important at Pembroke

High quality physical education inspires students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and activities. It provides opportunities for students to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to engage in sport build character and embeds our values of Courage, Generosity, Wisdom, Curiosity and Passion. Physical education at Pembroke aims to promote inclusive experiences that holds centrally the health and wellbeing of students. It enables them to develop a knowledge and understanding of their skills, capabilities and attributes that are necessary for mental, social and physical wellbeing both now and in their futures. Physical education enables students to make informed decisions, experience challenge, experience positive aspects of healthy living, establish a pattern of health and wellbeing that is sustained in adult life and they may perform at high levels in sport or prepare for a career in the health and leisure industry.


Curriculum aims

Engaging in Physical Education contributes to achievement of the curriculum aims for all young people to become:

Students who show courage to follow their dreams and life goals; by participating in new sports and activities, recognising their strengths in sport and committing to practice in order to improve; by challenging themselves to perform to the best of their ability.

Students who are passionate about their future and their place in the world; by experiencing being part of a team in lessons or as extra-curricular; by working together to succeed, promoting a team ethos and recognising their own sporting attributes and those of others around them; by experiencing and accepting the high and lows of sport.

Students who are generous of spirit in their dealings with others in their local, national and international communities; by supporting others as part of their class, school team or professional team; by showing sportsmanship to their opponents.

Students imbued with curiosity for understanding the wider world; by experiencing new sports and understanding the rules of each sport; by understanding what enables a person to become better at that sport.

Students who show wisdom in their life choices; by understanding how health and fitness enables us to take part in sport and how the human body adapts and develops with the demands placed upon it; by applying health, fitness and sport specific knowledge to a coaching role; by demonstrating knowledge of rules in sport in an officiating role; by developing understanding of the health and fitness industry and creating training programs to develop components of personal fitness.

How does it coincide with the Pembroke curriculum?

Links to four capitals

Links to British Values

Links to Pembroke Values

Academic – Fundamental knowledge of different sports. Application of skills in isolation and competition. Developing understanding of the sport industry (Teaching, Fitness PT, Health and nutrition, sport psychology, Technology in sport, Sport coaching).

Social – Developing team work and leadership to accomplish a common goal. Students develop positive relationships needed for good team cohesion through inclusive practices.

Creative –Performing new ideas and strategies in game scenarios to outwit opponents. Problem solving to overcome challenges.

Cultural – Understanding of the game’s origins and how it has developed through time. Understand the similarities and differences between skills in a range of sports and the rules involved in different sports.

Democracy – Contributions to class feedback and discussions. Contribute to creative ideas in practical work.

The rule of law – Abide by rules set out by sport national governing bodies. Show respect for guidelines for different activities and environments.

Individual liberty – Questioning of learning and working through misconceptions together. Personal achievement in a range of sporting contexts. Choice to pursue sport further in KS4.

Mutual respect and tolerance – Show respect for the game, and peers you competing with. Celebrate diversity and be a leader for others to achieve a common goal together. Show sportsmanship and etiquette to show the moral attitude to unwritten rules in sport.



Passion – Desire to perform and embrace competitive activity. Enthusiasm to show knowledge. Take part in activity outside of lesson time.

Courage – To try a new sport. To have a go at answering questions. To start attending extra-curricular clubs and be part of the school team. To not be afraid of challenge and show resilience to overcome challenges.

Wisdom – Subject knowledge

Curiosity – Asking questions. Trying different/new techniques and practicing skills in competitive scenarios.

Generosity – Working as a team. Competing fairly by shown respect for the rules – show etiquette and sportsmanship.