PE & Sport Curriculum
Our intent is to educate children on how best to foster their own personal wellbeing through understanding the benefit of safe and prudent exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. To do this, we provide fun, engaging, strenuous and challenging physical education for all children, where all are encouraged constantly to match or better their own personal performance. We teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future and we believe that physical education is at the centre of that: the working world of the 21st-century is increasingly sedentary, with jobs often being desk and computer orientated as identifying forms of exercise and sports that appeal from a formative age will help set pupils up well for later life. We strive to deliver a high quality physical curriculum that inspires all children to succeed against personal performance, being happy to engage in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We strive to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in ways which supports their health and fitness. We aim to develop pupil’s physical literacy whilst enhancing their enjoyment and knowledge of sport and PE, alongside teaching children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of a team, as well as individually, and to understand fairness and equality of play to embed life-long skills. We aim to spend the PE & Sport Premium prudently to deepen our provision further, ensuring meaningful activities are available to all throughout the academic year and across a child's time with us at All Saints. To maximise involvement in the development of school sports in the area and our own involvement, we aim to have representation on the local Sport Partnership.
Pupils participate in twice-weekly high quality PE and sporting activities, which include swimming for children in Upper School. Additionally, all pupils are encouraged to run the Daily Mile every school day and to be active during breaks. We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in PE lessons, which we do through a mixture of whole class teaching and individual or group activities. We celebrate the achievements our children make by drawing attention to good examples set by individual / groups of children, enabling a collaborative learning environment. We encourage children to evaluate skills where appropriate, providing opportunities in lessons to do so, along with delivering opportunities for the children to collaborate and compete with each other. Adapting from materials provided by the PE & Sport Subject Leader - including from our approved scheme of work, Real PE, teachers provide differentiated, suitable learning opportunities for all children, matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the individual. Through the scheme of work, we focus on developing six key skills sets:
We provide opportunities for all children to engage in a variety of PE and sport related extra-curricular activities. The school also competes in a variety of different competitions against other schools, organised both by ourselves and the Ascot & Maidenhead School Sport Partnership, AMSSP. We ensure that physical education lessons accommodate content from other areas of the curriculum where appropriate, linking particularly to healthy living modules in PSHE, science lessons which investigate the human body and using maths skills to record and present data in relation to individual and group performance. Each year group works towards the development and achievement of key objectives which have been developed from the National Curriculum and our scheme of work. We also work with advisors through AMSSP, local sports clubs and other fitness professionals to bring pupils an enriched diet of PE and sport, both curricular and extra-curricular, as well as professional development for staff. The Headteacher sits on the Steering Group of the AMSSP.
The impact of PE at can be determined using teacher assessment-led data. On a termly basis each Class Teacher produces assessment data collated during PE lessons in accordance with each year group’s key objectives. Pupils will be assessed formatively on their knowledge, use of technical vocabulary and development of skills. Class Teachers will assess if pupils are working below expected, at the expected level or at greater depth against the PE National Curriculum objectives. Assessment data will also be recorded from any swimming lessons and will document a child's progress and indicate which swimming level they have achieved. Sports Premium spending, as evidence in our Sports Premium report, is equitably distributed across our school community, ensuring all pupils benefit through enhanced provision and the development of resources and staff.
The delivery of the PE & sport curriculum is monitored by the PE & Sport Subject Leader, who reports appropriately to Senior Leaders and Governors.
PE & Sport Premium
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Please use this form to raise any queries with Mrs Thompson, the PE & Sport Curriculum Leader