Physical Education Policy (UPDATED 2017 development ongoing REVIEW Date 2019)
The school believes that Physical Education experienced in a safe and supportive environment is a vital element in a pupil’s physical and emotional development. High quality Physical Education also promotes pupil health and contributes to our whole school ethos. Physical Education is the only subject in the National Curriculum concerned with the physical well-being of the child and also contributes significantly to the personal, cognitive, creative and social child. As such, it is important that all children are given a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum in school; access to a range of extra- curricular activities and competitive experiences and that pathways are provided into club and community settings for sustained engagement. We believe that Physical Education and School Sport can have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
The curriculum is designed to provide equality of access and opportunity for each individual irrespective of ability, experience, cultural background, interests or gender. The Physical Education curriculum aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self-confidence through an ability to manage themselves and problem solve successfully in a variety of situations.
A balance of individual, team, cooperative and competitive activities aim to cater for all individual needs and abilities. The scheme of work is based on progressive learning objectives which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, endeavours to provide an appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning environment for all pupils.
To aid our children’s physical development and fitness, building stamina, suppleness and strength.
To promote a positive, enthusiastic and committed attitude to Physical Education through fun and enjoyable lessons and activities.
To develop the skills, knowledge and understanding children need to take part in sport successfully.
To encourage pupils to become willing participants and value the contribution that Physical Education and exercise can make towards their health, well-being and lifestyle.
To develop in each child an appreciation of physical and creative performances within and through movement.
To develop an ability to plan a range of movement sequences, organise equipment and apparatus, and begin to design and apply simple rules
To develop an ability to remember, adapt and apply knowledge, practical skills and concepts in a variety of movement based activities.
To assess and make judgements on their own and other’s performances.
To develop communication skills, encouraging the use of correct terminology.
To provide opportunities for active learning through observation, demonstration and problem-solving.
To promote understating of safe practice in all activities.
To focus on individual success in order to build pupil’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
To be able to take part effectively on their own, with partners and in groups both in competitive and cooperative situations.
To appreciate the importance of fair play and of abiding by the rules and codes of conduct in all activities.
To encourage involvement in extra- curricular activities and develop community and club links.
To help our children develop physical competence and have the desire to improve their performance so they are able to make informed decisions about the value of exercise Requirements.Our curriculum offers pupils a broad and balanced programme using Schemes of Work developed from a range of resources. Currently we offer 40 minutes PE/Dance, 40 mins outdoor games and intended 30 mins or Adventurous Outdoor Activities at KS1. In KS2 we offer 40 PE/ Dance, 60 mins outdoor games, 30 mins of Adventurous Outdoor Activities. Qualified coaches are sometimes used to support the delivery of some curriculum areas. This is supplemented by our ‘Playleader’ activities. We also offer a broad range of active clubs beyond the ‘normal’ school day, delivered by a range of school, community and club providers. An SSCO provides curriculum support for staff to aid, develop and sustain the delivery of high quality Physical Education. The school has access to further INSET through the local School Sports Partnership. Continuity and Progression The curriculum promotes physical development, knowledge and understanding in the Early Years Foundation Stage and at Key Stage 1 & 2, through activity areas in line with the National Curriculum:
Swimming (KS2 only)
Outdoor and adventurous activities There will be a progression from Reception to Year 6 as outlined in our curriculum planning documents in the appendix. We recognise that our pupils are at different levels in their skill and knowledge development. Differentiation is achieved by providing practical tasks which allow children to succeed according to their individual ability. We incorporate the use of the BAGA award scheme in to our lessons in Gymnastics in a bid to standardise the assessment possibilities. We seek to explore cross curricular opportunities whenever possible. Health and Safety
Teachers establish codes of practise and rules in line with Stockport Council guidance.
All children must be suitably dressed
earrings removed and no other jewellery worn
long hair should be tied back
This involves using existing staff expertise, Adults Other Than Teachers with suitable experience and coaches from the Stockport Approved Coaches Register. Leadership Children in Year 4 have the opportunity to train as Junior Play Leaders and organise games activities for younger pupils during playtime/ lunchtime. Active Playgrounds.
We are working towards raising activity levels by involving all pupils in activity led by midday supervisors each lunchtime – the theme for this term is skipping. This project aims to improve behaviour, reduce the number of playground incidents and lead to more focused learning after the lunch break.
We aim to offer intra class and inter school competitive opportunities to all our pupils. We access a wide range of competitions in our local area, hosted at high schools, primary schools and local community club sites. Pupils from Year 1 -6 have the opportunity to represent their school in inter school leagues, tournaments and festivals. Healthy Active Lifestyles Our Active Lunchtimes encourage all our pupils to be active on a daily basis regardless of circumstances Healthy Lifestyle days and weeks get the whole school focusing on the importance of exercise and diet. The run a mile a day and 100 skips a day campaigns are offered to all pupils to take part in.
Assessment takes place at the end of each block of Physical activity
DANCE/GAMES: Ages Stages Child Development,
Early Years Outcomes,
National expectations; SWIMMING: Stockport Grand Central baths provide certificates after assessment;
OAA: Assessment tool being developed. Assessments are used to inform future teaching and planning and is a record of pupil achievement.
We use Assessment for Learning processes during lessons and involve pupils in both self and peer assessment. The children are encouraged to evaluate their own and others performance and to realise the importance of sensitivity when assessing the performance of others. Parents are informed of pupil’s progress each year in annual written reports and at parent’s evening. End of KS2 information is transferred to the high school.
At Tithe Barn Primary School we pride ourselves on having a strong tradition of taking an active part in sports competitions. We run a wide range of after-school activities, offering opportunities for children to participate in a variety of sports throughout the year. This is in addition to a full programme of dance, gymnastics, games and swimming through class PE/Games lessons.
What is the ‘Sport Premium’ and how will it help us achieve our goals?
In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million for the Physical Education (PE) and Sport – often referred to as a ‘Sport Premium’. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision. When asked about the ‘Sport Premium’ at its launch, Lord Coe reflected: ‘When I stood up in Singapore in 2005, I spoke of London’s vision to connect young people with the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport. By focusing on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people. I know from my own experience what an impact teachers and their engagement can have on the lives of young people.’ (Lord Coe)
Sports Premium 2017/2018
Tithe Barn Primary School receives a sports premium funding of £ 17810
Allocations for the academic year 2017 to 2018 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2017 census, as follows:
This is ring-fenced solely for physical education. It has enabled us to continue to improve the breadth and quality of sport and and physical activities we offer.
We are currently reviewing the sports premium budget and details of prior years actual spend. The details will be published online ASAP.
Sports Premium 2016/2017
Tithe Barn Primary School receives a sports premium funding of £ 9055 per year.
Funding for 2016 to 2017 is calculated as follows:
This is ring-fenced solely for physical education. It has enabled us to continue to improve the breadth and quality of sport we offer.
Planned Expenditure for this financial year:
Clubs and attendance :
What else we are looking to do:
Summer sports can change the focus. We look to incorporate the following activities in our summer sporting provision:
Extra –curricular activities:
Recognition of our School’s drive and enthusiasm in this area was recognised by the local authority at the end of the academic year 2015/16. We were awarded the following certificates:
Still to come:
Intra school ‘tree’ competitions
Lunch time running club
Mile a day challenge
Opportunities for EYFS / Key stage 1 classes to compete against other schools
To investigate a staff PE kit
To replace the football team kit (via sponsorship) to reflect the esteem we hold sport in our school.
Tithe Barn Primary School would like to involve as many children in physical activities as possible. We will strive to ensure that all children receive high-quality PE lessons and have the opportunity to attend sports clubs before and after school – possibly lunchtime too.
Through sport we feel the children have the opportunity to increase their self-esteem, team work and leadership skills.
We believe being involved with sporting activities encourages a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.