PE at Tower Road Academy
At Tower Road Academy, PE is taught to inspire pupils to succeed and reach individual potential in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. It allows children to develop and improve the skills they need to maintain an active, happy and healthy lifestyle as they continue throughout school and into adulthood.
We recognise the need to encourage children to be physically active and we understand the importance that activity can have, not only physically, but on pupils’ mental health and emotional well-being. We believe it is important for the children to have access to a wide range of activities with a view that if the children enjoy being active and are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a more physically active and healthy lifestyle. Experience of a range of sports also helps the children to develop the confidence, tolerance and appreciation of their own and others strengths as well as weaknesses.
Throughout the school, we deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities which are accessible for all and allow individuals to be successful, as well as excel in competitive sports. We know that opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of a team, and learn key life values and skills such as resilience, communication and leadership.
We have carefully mapped high-quality texts throughout our curriculum that link with PE. We strongly believe it immerses pupils into a topic, deepening their knowledge and understanding of a subject and exposing the children to rich vocabulary.