Our school aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport.
Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to
nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We offer a broad
curriculum of sports and activities which build on the children’s knowledge and skills as they
progress through school. This is also reflected in our active after school programme where children
have opportunities to experience a variety of both externally lead and teacher lead clubs throughout
We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and
mindset to leave junior school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and
active lifestyle at secondary school and beyond.
We are committed to ensure our competitive school sport programme allows all children the
opportunity to be involved in a range of sports and provide a meaningful experience. Through
competitive sport we aim to develop skills such as teamwork, leadership, respect and humility in
handling success or disappointment. Through these skills we celebrate children’s success in sport
both within school and as part of their own individual achievements in order to recognise their
dedication and to inspire others.
We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to
live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well
as healthy bodies and will continue to support our children’s well-being.
PE is taught weekly throughout the trust using the GetSet4PE framework. This scheme has been
written with careful consideration of the aims of the National Curriculum, to ensure that children are
given a wealth of opportunities to develop their physical skills as well as developing the whole child.
Each lesson plan has progressive activities that are designed to inspire and engage the children allowing them to explore and develop skills and embed knowledge whilst learning and developing sport specific vocabulary.
The lessons are accompanied by supporting resources including resource cards, skills videos and music. Teaching points appear throughout to help teachers with their subject knowledge and differentiation tasks provide activities with simple changes to appropriately challenge all of the children.
Together, as subject leads, we have adapted the delivery and activity areas covered in each key
stage to allow clear progression and fluidity. This includes adding outdoor adventure activities (OAA)
to the year two curriculum to ensure they are embedded with the knowledge and skills needed as
they transition into the Junior school. Also, the sports covered in the Junior school have been
carefully considered so allow all children to experience both traditional sports such as netball and
football, and niche sports including seated volleyball.
In EYFS and KS1, there is a combination of both specialist sports coaching and teacher led lessons
each week. Shine Sports Coaching work with each year group twice a year delivering one lesson per
week which allows the children to learn sport specific skills that they will later use when they are
given the opportunity to take part in a local community sports tournament. For example, during
term one of this year, the year two children worked with the Shine coaches for seven weeks allowing
them the time to refine and master their skills in different athletic events before taking part in a
tournament against other schools. All the teaching delivered by the Shine coaches is cohesive and
consistent with the GetSet4PE lessons and covers the objective outcomes from the scheme. When
children are not working with specialist coaches, they will receive a weekly lesson from their class
teacher that covers a specific sporting topic. All children will receive an hour of PE every week.
In Years 3 to years 6 PE is taught weekly by a specialist PE teacher (Mrs Paterson) who teaches all the
classes one lesson per week for 30min on a rotation with French and music. Mrs Paterson teaches all
the indoor activity areas including indoor athletics, fitness, gymnastics, dance, seated volleyball,
boccia and new age curing. Children also receive a 1-hour lesson per week with their class teacher
who delivers activity areas outside including orienteering, tag rugby, hockey, netball, basketball
tennis, football, cricket, rounders and athletics.
As a trust, we aim to provide the children with many different opportunities to experience a range of
sporting activities as well as raise awareness to the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Both schools
offer a wide a variety of sporting after school clubs delivered both by external coaches and teachers.
Each year, every child takes part in a traditional sports day based around athletics which has proven
to be very successful and something the children always look forward to. The Infant school and the
Junior school both offer children the chance to compete against other schools. In the Junior school,
we take part in many competitions that allow a wide range of abilities to represent the school in
sport. Children who excel in PE may be selected to take part in events which are of a more
In the Junior school there are a number of enrichment trips that are on offer throughout the year to
inspire children to watch high quality sport that is local to them including superleague netball in
Bath, British professional Basketball league in Filton and County cricket in Bristol.
In the Infant school, there is an intervention programme available to those children who require
more support in PE. This runs on a weekly basis and allows the children to develop their skills and
fundamental movements in a smaller group with specialist coaches to allow them to feel more
confident in PE whilst being given the opportunity to succeed in the sports area they are learning
Similarly, in the Junior school we have worked with Bristol Bears Community Inclusion Coach and specialist tennis coaches to offer specific sessions to a small selection of children. Through these sessions, the children develop key movement skills as well as social skills to assist them in accessing the curriculum successfully.