Physical Education

Aims of PE

PE at Staveley CE Primary School aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, social and physical wellbeing in our children – now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. We celebrate each individual’s unique participation in PE and use this to empower them in leading a healthy life.

It is our intent at Staveley CE Primary School to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their individual gifts. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that create a love of PE learning. Through a broad range of opportunities – both inclusive and competitive – we foster confidence and curiosity in the world of movement. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, showing compassion for others yet embracing challenge.

How is PE taught?

Children at Staveley CE Primary School participate in weekly high-quality PE and diverse sporting clubs, events and taster opportunities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports, outdoor adventurous learning, water activities, dance and gymnastic opportunities to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the respect for their own and others’ efforts. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school – in addition to competitive sporting events, inclusive festivals and tasters of less usual sports. There is a valued space for every child in our PE.

What are the Outcomes of PE?

Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Staveley CE Primary, not only through the variety of skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines that PE promotes. We are a Gold School Games School and our pupils reflect this! Within our lessons, children are taught about aspiration, inclusion and perseverance. That to be successful, you need to take ownership and responsibility of your own health, attitude and fitness. Our impact is to motivate children to diversify these underpinning skills into a happy and healthy life.