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Physical Education

The following will provide a summary of the program of study for Physical Education. Each module students will cover areas of physical activity as identified within the National Curriculum. Physical Education aims to promote healthy, active lifestyles through engagement in sport as a player, performer and/or official whilst embedding the Priory Pembroke Values of passion, courage, wisdom, curiosity and generosity.

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

The UK government guidelines currently recommend that all young people between 5 and 18 years of age should take part in at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, of which 30 minutes should be in school. 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 emotional 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.