PE and School Sport at Templars Academy
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system. At Templars we have tailored the PE and Sport curriculum to meet these needs to help benefit all of our stakeholders not only the pupils.
It is highlighted that physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world class education system. Physical literacy (building physical competency alongside confidence, enjoyment, knowledge and understanding) and high quality, modern physical education (PE) lessons that engage boys and girls of different backgrounds and abilities should be a fundamental part of every child’s school experience.
Schools play an important role in young people’s lives, and it is important that we as educators are able to provide high quality, modern PE lessons that engage young people and give them opportunities to be active throughout the school day.
The objectives outlined in our school PE and Sport curriculum reflect the above needs. We have made sure that it is enjoyable for the pupils and accessible for all. A range of skills are taught from an early age and this are then embedded throughout the school years, increasing in challenge to engage and enhance the pupils; opportunities to succeed within and outside of school. A range of sports are promoted within the curriculum as well as through after school clubs and local club links.