At Gatton Primary we believe that physical education is an essential part of a child’s educational development. We take the power of sport, physical education and activity very seriously and see it as a critical player in ensuring our children are physically and mentally healthy and develop to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
We aim to provide inclusive opportunities for our children to experience, enjoy and excel in high quality PE and school sport. We recognise the importance of promoting and developing a healthy lifestyle and therefore aim to provide a high-quality, broad, rich and engaging curriculum through offering a variety of activities to enhance all skills.
We want to inspire a love of sport in order to raise the level of physical activity of our pupils outside of school. Through our PE provision we aim to develop the skills and attitudes needed for every child to have a lifelong participation in physical activity and healthy living.
It is our aim to embed key values such as teamwork, fairness and respect for themselves and others. We recognise that PE, physical activity and school sport make an extensive contribution towards aspects of pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.
Nelson Mandela, 2000