In pursuit of good health

PE at Stephenson Academy aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for social, emotional, mental and physical wellbeing in our students now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved. Students will focus on improving physical, social and emotional wellbeing through engaging in a wide range of sports and physical activities and will understand the need for regular exercise and good hygiene.

Students at Stephenson Academy participate in weekly high quality PE lessons and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all students develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. Lessons are differentiated to meet the needs of all our students. Students also attend swimming lessons for half a term each year. Swimming is an important life skill, and we aspire for all children to leave school being able to swim at least 25 metres. This is an inclusive approach, which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.

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Stephenson Academy offer a physical education curriculum appropriate to each individual student. We promote the impact that physical activity can have on a student’s mental health and well-being. Students have access to a highly differentiated revised curriculum linked to games, gymnastic activities, dance and yoga, athletic activities, swimming, outdoor activities and health related fitness. This will provide students with the skills to be able to manage failure, communicate in an appropriate manner, and adhere to rules and regulations; which will help our students in being able to partake in recreational sport beyond year 11.