POLICY STATEMENT AND CURRICULAR AIMS:
At Mulbarton Primary School we believe that physical education is an essential part of children’s learning and well-being. We provide a broad and balanced programme for the delivery of PE across the school. In KS1 and KS2 our activities are based on the National Curriculum objectives and include; multi-skills, invasion games, athletics, gymnastics, dance and swimming.
Our school thrives on developing the ‘whole child’ with a holistic approach to teaching. We follow a scheme of work called ‘Real PE’ which focusses on developing children’s social, personal, cognitive and physical skills. This scheme also allows us to continue our challenge-based learning ethos. Children have a choice of challenges to choose from within their lessons, allowing them to achieve their own personal best. They are also encouraged to take on different roles such as leadership, refereeing, etc.
Mulbarton Primary is a member of the Norwich School Sports Partnership where all children are given the opportunity to take part in out-of-school festivals, competitions and events. In-school we provide the opportunity, and encourage, all children to join one of our extra-curricular activities. These have included; football, tennis, gymnastics, multi-skills, fencing and street dance
The purpose of study and the aims of the national curriculum for physical education (2014) state:
Purpose of study: A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
· develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
· are physically active for sustained periods of time
· engage in competitive sports and activities
· lead healthy, active lives.
The Schools aims for PE:
In line with our school vision, of having a ‘stimulating’ learning environment, being ‘happy’, ‘respectful’, ‘valued’ and ‘ensuring everyone achieves their full potential’, we aim for children to:
- to have access to quality and stimulating sport provision
- to enjoy sport and have positive attitudes towards PE.
- to achieve their full potential in PE and Sport.
- to have improved levels of fitness and health.
PE and sport premium funding:
The school receives £14,765 PE and sport premium. The school uses this funding to meet the following requirements, reporting back annually on the impact of its plans to:
- Meet national requirements for swimming and water safety
- KI 1 - The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity (30 mins/day)
- KI 2 - The raising of the profile of PE and sport across the school
- KI 3 - The increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff teaching PE
- KI 4 - The broader range/experiences of sports and activities offered to all
- KI 5 - The increased participation in competitive sport
Our PE and sport Link Governor is Amanda Smith.