“Intelligence and skill can only focus at the peak of their capacity when the body is strong and healthy” John F Kennedy
- Ensure children have ample time to practise the ability or idea being taught that day. Our quality curriculum offers many practise opportunities, sometimes alone, sometimes with a partner and sometimes during small sided games in groups.
- Carefully design lessons so that youngsters of all capabilities have great rates of success. When children, above all unskilled pupils, experience victory, they are more likely to carry on practising and working to improve than when they fail repetitively.
- Endorse positive learning experiences in a warm atmosphere in which children are encouraged to exercise new skills and expand their fitness levels without feeling self-conscious.
- Guarantee that our classes are as enjoyable as they can be, so that children appreciate and look forward to PE, both at primary and secondary school.
- Children participate in high-quality PE lessons twice a week covering two different sports/skills per term.
- Follow a progressive, evolving curriculum that, with time, builds on past understandings and combines new practices. Classes are not just randomly selected with no clear links to past and future lessons.
- We ensure that we actively engage all children in moderate to vigorous physical activity for the majority of every lesson, a minimum of 75%.
- In addition to being actively engaged, children also need plenty of chances to practice the ability or idea being taught that day. Our quality curriculum offers many practise opportunities, sometimes alone, sometimes with a partner and sometimes during small sided games in groups.
We use a variety of strategies to evaluate the knowledge, understanding and skills that our children have gained in each unit of PE:
- CPD to ensure that teacher pedagogy is secure,
- regular verbal feedback and pupil voice feedback.
- subject monitoring from the subject leader.
- performance at sports days and inter-school tournaments.
- regular low stakes knowledge assessments, using a range of creative approaches.
- Progression of PE skills grid that enables us to track pupil competency.