At Rufford Park Primary School, we…
We aim to:
- Engage pupils in physical activity and a life-long love of sport through the quality teaching of PE.
- Give all pupils the opportunity to try new things, be competitive as individuals and as teams.
- Teach the importance of physical activity through our lessons, reviewing performance, effectiveness and ideas through sport and physical activity.
PE at Rufford Park is taught largely through ‘The PE Hub’ scheme of work. We have adapted this to our 1.5 form entry to school to ensure that our curriculum progresses each year, with no chance of repetition within Key Stages (see progression map below). Alongside this we have children accessing weekly swimming, and Year groups 1-4 also partake in a bespoke skipping unit piloted by us with ‘The Skipping School’. We feel the range of skills and sports we offer gives all our pupils chance to discover something they love and pursue that in and out of school.
As seen on our PE Spending Report (LINK), we use sports coaches team teaching alongside our class teachers to deliver 50% of the curriculum over the year. We use this as CPD for our teachers to help with specialist subject knowledge within a range of sports, whilst also providing consistent class management from the class teacher. We also use the same coach for lunchtime, and after school sports clubs.
Throughout the teaching of our curriculum, teachers and pupils assess learning at various stages. This could be Teacher to Pupil feedback, Peer to Peer feedback or Self Analysis. At two points during any given unit (each half term) teachers will assess against a range of objectives relating to the Heart, Head and Hand principles seen below. Teachers and Coaches constantly assess throughout PE lessons to ensure pupils get regular feedback on their performance to allow them to improve.