Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement: PE and Physical Activity
Northbury Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure pupils attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all pupils to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach pupils skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach pupils how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all pupils at Northbury, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. We aim to consistently deliver PE, Physical Activity and School Sport to meet and challenge the needs of our pupils and retain Gold standard, awarded by Youth Sports Trust.
The school’s overarching intent based on nurture and diversity is embedded into our overviews to ensure that the curriculum is reflective of our school community and all teaching is delivered using a nurturing approach.
At Northbury, we provide challenging and enjoyable PE learning through high quality lessons, delivering the PE Hub scheme of work and additional resources. We have 2 PE teachers, who deliver the main PE sessions across the school, from Reception to Year 6. 1 PE teacher will also provide support and training for those teachers delivering their own PE sessions.
The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. As well as this, pupils are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities that are offered from Reception to Year 6. Lunch time also provides the opportunity to be physically active in a range of ways.
At Northbury, we believe in participating in sporting events which are set up by various authorities. This is an inclusive approach which covers a range of talent and needs. We endeavour to encourage not only physical development but also mental wellbeing. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills.
At Northbury, we develop Young Sports Leaders. They develop into sporting role models for not only the younger pupils but also their own peers. Sports Leaders will assist in the running of lunchtime clubs, our annual sports week and other sporting activities in the calendar year. To support them, we have installed new playground marking to improve physical activity within our KS2 playground as well as purchasing playground equipment for both KS1 and KS2.
Our pupils understand the differences between PE, Physical Activity and School Sports and appreciate and recognise how they are interlinked. We help motivate pupils to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our pupils learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, making positive choices in and out of school, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our pupils with the necessary skills and a love for a range of sports, and activities linked to sports. They will use their disciplines, skills and knowledge of PE within other areas of school life, volunteering for example: young leader training, attending team training, officiating and leading sports day activity. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.