Physical Education

Participation in Physical Education enables young people to learn through movement so that they develop, extend and refine their skills in a range of movement contexts. Physical Education should also help young people to develop positive attitudes towards participation in physical activities in their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. Active, enjoyable and challenging learning experiences in this Area aim to develop in young people:

  • positive attitudes to and enjoyment of physical activity;
  • an awareness of the positive impact of physical activity upon health and wellbeing;
  • positive relationships, sportsmanship, fair play and respect for differing capabilities.

Useful Links

Aim, Aspire and Achieve Aim, Aspire and Achieve

A thematic unit which helps schools celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games (but can be adapted to celebrate other international sporting events).

Recognise and Remove Concussion - Recognise and Remove

This website includes key information about concussion and what action to take if concussion is suspected. The website also provides multi-media teaching aids and other useful resources to help get the important message across to pupils of all ages. Take a look at the new Recognise and Remove website.


Statutory Requirements for Physical Education
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Non-Statutory Guidance for Physical Education
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Supplementary Guidance
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