“To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”

Michael Jordan – Professional basketball player

The National Curriculum says: A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

At Sutton-at-Hone Primary School we believe that Physical Education (PE) is essential to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities. We give the pupils the opportunity to be physically active for sustained periods of time. Engagement in competitive sports and activities allows our pupils the chance to develop the skills they have learnt. Through PE pupils are made aware of the importance of leading healthy, active lives.

The main aim for PE in our school is to educate the pupils in the knowledge of the body and physical activities, the skill to use their body efficiently and effectively and the understanding of how their body moves. It develops teamwork, fair play and self-esteem. These are crucial skills which transfer from the sports pitch into everyday life, developing the whole child.

How you can help at home:

  • Take part in a Parkrun
  • Watch a live sporting event
  • Try a new sport together
  • Go for a walk/jog together
  • Take your child swimming
  • Find out about world sporting events
  • Go for a cycle with your child


With a PE qualification you could aim to be a:

  • Sports Coach
  • Physiotherapist
  • Radio/television commentator
  • Sports Journalist
  • Sports scientist
  • Personal Trainer
  • PE teacher