Our Vision for Physical Education
Our school believes that physical education experienced in a safe and supportive environment is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended to provide for pupils’ increasing self confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Progressive learning objectives, combined with sympathetic and varied teaching approaches, endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable, satisfying and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils. Through the selection of suitably differentiated and logically developed tasks, it is intended that pupils, irrespective of their innate ability, will enjoy success and be motivated to further develop their individual potential.
A balance of individual, paired and group activities; co-operative, collaborative, and competitive situations aims to cater for the preferences, strengths and needs of every pupil. Such activities experienced within a range of areas of activity, aim to promote a broad base of movement knowledge, skills and understanding. They are also desirous of developing a pupil’s ability to work independently and to respond appropriately and sympathetically to others, irrespective of their age, gender, culture or ethnic background.
The activities offered and the teaching approaches adopted seek to provide pupils with opportunities to develop their creative and expressive abilities through improvisation and problem solving. Pupils are encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body, and begin to understand those factors that affect health and fitness. The work is closely aligned with the schools policy on Health Education.
Whilst retaining its unique contribution to a pupil’s movement education, physical education also has considerable potential to contribute to much wider areas of learning. It is considered important that physical education is integrated into the whole school’s planning for the development of pupil’s communication, numeracy, PSHE, and ICT skills.
SPORTS PREMIUM REPORT
What is Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for primary school sport. This funding is provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary schools’ Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of PE and School Sport for all their children.
We will measure impact through:
We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.
- Informal and formal observations of the quality of planning, teaching and learning
- Monitoring participation in clubs and school team participation
- Working towards achieving the Sports Mark