Physical Education

Physical Education

Purpose of Study

Physical Education at Little Lever aims to provide an enjoyable, satisfying and balanced programme. With opportunities for all the students to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.  It is our intention to cultivate pupils’ natural enthusiasm and although enjoyment is high on our list of aims, all areas of work must be taught and not ‘played at’. Lessons should be structured and progressive, and the children should gain their enjoyment because of their high effort, hard work, team play and success. This can only be achieved through good lesson preparation and a thoroughly professional approach.

Our long-term goal must be that all students will understand the importance of Physical Education and a healthy active life style. 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 skilful performance so that they may become knowledgeable spectators. In order to achieve this goal we must always be aware of the needs of the individual child and the importance of inclusion. Not everybody enjoys competition or contact sports and we should plan our programmes of study accordingly by offering a variety of activities and styles to enable all pupils to fulfil their potential.

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About the Department

With a team of four full time staff, the PE curriculum is regularly reviewed and refined in order to cater for changes to attitudes, school and government policies, facilities, staffing and the specific needs of our children.

KS3 activities include netball, hockey, football, dance, bench ball, dodge ball rugby, gymnastics, trampoline, health related fitness, badminton, short tennis, basketball, orienteering, cricket, rounders and athletics. In year 9, pupils are offered an Leadership, Official and Coach programme as well as the opportunity to help out at local primary schools. 

As an extension to our curriculum, we provide out of class activities is offered which are open to all pupils regardless of their ability or gender. These clubs develop our aims further by creating positive attitudes, pride, loyalty, co-operation and discipline. Our school teams are be well prepared but we must endeavour not to adopt an elitist “win at all costs” attitude.

Essential Mix is the key knowledge and skills that a Year 7 or 8 student must have mastered to progress to the following year.

Click on the link below to view the PE Year 7 Essential Mix:


Click on the link below to view the PE Year 8 Essential Mix: