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Physical Education

What we are aiming to achieve through our Physical Education curriculum? (Intent)

  • To be physically active, participating in a range of different sports being able to learn new skills and create new experiences.   

  • To promote health awareness and the value of adopting a healthy lifestyle. 

  • To instil a sense of good sportsmanship and encourage recognition of other students’ success. 

  • To support the development of self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and helping students to cope with both success and failure in competitive sport. 

  • To recognise and follow relevant rules, laws, codes, etiquette, and safety procedures for different sports, in practice and during competition. 

  • To ensure many BGS students leave school with a positive attitude towards physical activity, healthy eating and mental well-being.  

How is Physical Education delivered? (Implementation)

  • Students have full access to the PE curriculum which is differentiated to meet students’ learning needs and styles across all 3 pathways. 

  • Students in Phase 3 (Y7-Y8) have up to 3 hours of PE lessons weekly including Dance and Outdoor education. Students in Phase 4 participate in core PE with an option to take an accredited course to gain an entry certification.   

  • The PE curriculum is designed to challenge students by building and developing skills and techniques over a 5-year period.  It also plans for opportunities to take part in new sports and activities.  

  • The PE curriculum offers opportunities for cross-curricular learning, to ensure students make significant personal development, including:  

    • Active Play Story Telling  
    • Outdoor Education  

    • Science – Human Body  

    • Dance/Music  

  • The PE curriculum has been developed and is delivered by Physical Education subject specialists. Each unit has a detailed scheme of work to support the implementation and consistency of delivery.  

  • The PE curriculum is differentiated by year groups and ability, ensuring the curriculum matches students’ needs and is relevant to their age and stage of development.  (Nurture & Sensory) 

  • Student learning and progress is assessed against learning outcomes and level descriptors set in line with OCR PE accreditation. 

  • The progress of students taking part in the OCR PE entry level accreditation is recorded for each sport. Intervention is put in place where appropriate to ensure students meet progress. 

  • PE teachers use a range of assessment including; feedback, self and peer assessment, moderation of student work and end of sport assessments.  

What difference is the Physical Education curriculum making on students? (Impact)

  • All students will follow a traditional PE based curriculum. 

  • All students will be engaged in learning through the effective implementation of the curriculum.  

  • Selected PE students will successfully achieve an entry level PE accreditation.  

  • All students are provided with opportunities to deepen their knowledge and understanding of living a healthy lifestyle, the importance of healthy eating and participating in life-long physical activity.