Our Intent for PE
It is our intention when teaching the P.E curriculum that we develop the enjoyment of physical activity and strive to improve the importance of health and wellbeing of our children. We provide an engaging and challenging curriculum that allows all students to achieve beyond their expectations. We engage children in the possibilities of sport to develop a passion for being active, healthy and having the confidence to try new things, building resilience and determination with all they do, embedding values such as fairness and respect.
Sadly, our skilled and experienced sports coach who delivered our PE curriculum as well as offering after school clubs left us after 10 years at the school in July 2023.
We had had two apprentices working with us over the last academic year (22/23) and Mr Borrell has continued onto the next stage in his training and is now delivering our PE, supported by teaching staff.
We continue to promote awareness of major sporting events through our assembly programme and offer a range of after school sports activities. We are also liaising with a local school to offer multi-sports events for year 2 across this academic year.
Covid-19 and beyond
Please note for academic year 2020-2021 PE provision was re-written to reflect current guidance in place due to the Covid pandemic. Our PE coach delivered lessons outside and maintaining a distance as he taught across bubbles. There were also restrictions on the use of equipment so that what was used could be appropriately cleaned. These restrictions also impacted on competitions and events that we would usually take part in with other schools.
Over 2021 to 2022 we periodically had to reintroduce restrictions, based on our Covid 19 risk assessment, which occasionally impacted on the delivery model for PE. However we are pleased to be focusing on moving forward post the pandemic. Alongside the curriculum, the re-introduction of sports based after school cubs has been well received.
Please note we had a sports apprentice working with us for just under a year, from Spring 2021 to end of Autumn 2022, when he was successfully appointed into a sports coach role at the junior school.