Physical Education Physical Education is the part of the curriculum that can contribute the most to the physical experiences and development of the pupils. It must also be remembered that it is an integral part of a child's general education at St. Peter’s and as such the aims of Physical Education must match those of the School. Our long-term goal must be that all children will understand the importance of Physical Education and healthy living and that they should leave school with a committed interest in some physical activity, or at the very least have an appreciation of what is involved in skillful performance so that they may become knowledgeable spectators.
To stimulate and maintain pupil interest and enjoyment in P.E. and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
To encourage high standards of dress and behaviour adhering to the school standards.
To respect other people’s beliefs, traditions and limitations and in doing so allow equal opportunities for all in a Christian environment.
To develop physical skillfulness, physical development and a knowledge of the body in action.
To employ teaching methods and resources that allows all pupils (irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin, academic ability etc.) to have equal access to P.E. and to experience success and enjoyment in their P.E. work.
To provide opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams.
To develop within the children self-discipline and improve their self-confidence through structured and progressive teaching methods.
To develop correct attitudes towards fair play, honest competition, victory, defeat, success and failure.
To encourage as many pupils as possible to take part in extra-curricular activities and develop within the pupils an awareness of what sporting activities are on offer within the community and the important role that they have to play within that community.
To offer successful G.C.S.E. P.E, BTEC Sport and Leadership courses.
The aims of the PE department are met by delivering a broad and balanced curriculum at KS3 and KS4 and to offer GCSE PE and BTEC to those who wish to study the subject in greater detail. Its aim is to promote sports coaching and leadership, adding a vital certificate to a pupil's record of achievement. Leadership Awards are offered to pupils in Year 10. Primary Liaison The P.E. department works closely with our successful primary liaison programme which includes our primary schools which are situated outside of Wigan LEA and thus the partnership programme. The P.E. primary liaison programme provides a variety of high quality tournaments throughout the year for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. These include football, netball, sports hall athletics, rounders and hockey. These tournaments help pupils become familiar with our physical education department prior to their arrival in Year 7, and help in the transition process.