Subject lead: Tim Sewards
The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum – PE.
PE at Barford St. Peter’s aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.
It is our intent at Barford St. Peter’s is to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed and excel in physical activities, keeping them healthy physically as well as mentally. We want to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
We also aim for our children to try a range of sports, especially those with which they have little confidence or experience, with the hope they are inspired to pursue these out of school. This will allow our pupils to build resilience, confidence and open-mindedness which they can apply to any area of their lives.
Pupils at Barford St. Peter’s participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE and sporting activities per week. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, understanding and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and areas for development. Our PE curriculum is planned collaboratively between the PE lead and a senior staff member from each of our two external providers (Bounce & Beat and Premier Education) to ensure all PE is delivered in line with our school's key principles.
We provide as many opportunities as possible for our children to engage in extra-curricular activities after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. Our PE lead is involved in a network of South Warwickshire PE Leads (consisting of primary and secondary schools), which plan and provide events encouraging participation in a vast range of sporting disciplines, as well as chances to compete directly with other schools in friendly competition.
This is an inclusive approach, where all children (especially pupil premium) are actively encouraged to discover and engage in a multitude of sports both in and out of school.
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Barford St. Peter’s, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that, to be successful, you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. The impact is more motivated children who utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.
The expected impact of our PE curriculum is that all children will:
- Be active and enthusiastic participants
- Have a greater level of physical fitness at the end of each academic year
- Participate in a wide range of sports
- Take part in competitive sporting events both in and out of school
- Understand the important of physical fitness on their overall health and wellbeing
- Know the relationship between physical and mental health
- Demonstrate our school values through sportsmanship both in and out of school
- Become more resilient and be prepared to try new things