The PE curriculum at BBEC intends to:

  • emphasise the importance of being physically active to improve students’ health and well-being
  • develop confidence and learn the skills of team-work, leadership, fair play, communication, discipline and resilience
  • help students to feel that they belong by promoting and highlighting athletes with diverse characteristics participating in a wide range of sports
  • give opportunities for students to experience a wide range of sports and activities to enable everyone to find something they enjoy whilst at BBEC and to encourage an ambition to continue physical activity after students leave
  • develop a deep understanding of how the body works so students can understand the positive impact of physical activity and can participate safely
  • provide opportunities for students to extend their vocabulary and language both through using technical sporting language and standard English
  • develop application of mathematical knowledge especially to calculate target heart rate to ensure effective training
  • foster a positive working atmosphere where courtesy and kindness help everybody to develop their skills, whatever their ability, previous experience or background
  • create a variety of opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular sport
  • understand and appreciate the influence of sport in the context of sporting events in Bradford, the UK and across the world
  • improve participation of students outside school by ensuring they know information about the sports clubs in the local area and are encouraged to participate in these clubs
  • promote ambition to follow careers in sport in the local environment by providing opportunities for students to meet and train with local elite sports people and by offering students the opportunity to watch a professional sport performance