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Physical Education makes every child stronger and every life longer

The PE department at Newfield School encourages all students to be curious about the sports they are taught, learning the skills and techniques, rules and regulations of each and applying them in lessons. Healthy competition is promoted through performance and game play where students are also encouraged to; be considerate to each other, abide by the rules of each sport, demonstrate fair play, respect and good sportsmanship as well as recognise where support can be given to others. Students are encouraged to be ambitious by attending extra-curricular clubs and being part of school teams. Students show dedication to sport by attending regular lunchtime and after school clubs alongside competing in fixtures and competitions against other schools. 

Physical Education is “education through the physical”. Our goal in every lesson is for students to be physically active for sustained periods of time. Students will follow a curriculum that develops physical competence and knowledge of movement and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle. Our curriculum aims to develop students’ confidence and generic skills of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and aesthetic appreciation. These together, with positive values and attitudes, high expectations, and routines for learning provide solid foundations for students’ lifelong learning.  

Physical Education prepares students to be physically and mentally active, fit and healthy for life. Our aim is to develop a love of physical activity alongside developing an understanding of the benefits of physical activity both now and in future life. There are many benefits students obtain from a quality PE provision; 

  • Improves physical fitness 
  • Develops sport specific skills and techniques 
  • Instils self-discipline 
  • Enables students to develop responsibility for their own health and fitness 
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem