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Lowca Community School Physical Education Ethos and Aims


This policy was reviewed in November 2021. It recognises how Physical Education (PE) is an integral part of the process of education and plays an important role in the total development of each pupil. PE, along with sport and physical activity, can bring about whole school improvement through impacting on attendance, behaviour and pupil attainment.

At Lowca Community School, we believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital to a pupil’s physical and emotional development and health. The physical education curriculum aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. The teaching is based on progressive learning skills which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, endeavour to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning situations for all pupils.


  • Provide learning situations in which all pupils will be able to develop their physical ability to the full
  • Acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence in a range of physical activities and contexts
  • Provide stimulating and challenging opportunities that help to promote physical development such as cardio-vascular health, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance
  • Enable pupils to understand the importance of Physical Education in respect of a healthy lifestyle. (Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health).
  • Develop positive attitudes towards participation in physical activity
  • Provide a safe learning environment for physical activity and an understanding of the need for safety
  • Provide pupils with opportunities to become aware and conform to the principles of fair play, demonstrating a good sporting behaviour.
  • Enable pupils to actively participate in a wide range of activities with confidence, developing self-esteem through achievement
  • Promote equal opportunities for all and value the contribution of other’s irrespective of gender, ability, social/cultural background
  • To develop links between Physical Education and other aspects of the curriculum
  • Solve problems and find alternative solutions to physical challenges on their own and with others
  • Learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different approaches and ways of thinking
  • Develop their ideas in a creative way
  • Set targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as members of a team
  • Understand how (and be able) to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success
  • Take initiative, lead activity and focus on improving aspects of their own performance
  • Discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities
  • Make informed decisions about the importance (and value) of exercise in their lives
  • Be given a firm foundation for life-long participation in sporting activity