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Physical Education

“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.” 

National Curriculum, 2014. 

At Alfred Salter we aim to promote high quality teaching of PE across the school. It is very important that all teachers and children are aware of the value and importance of the subject and how it can benefit children in a range of different ways. Developing pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding in PE will help develop competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. It also provides children with opportunities to be creative and cooperative, preparing them for challenges they may face beyond school. Physical Education promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy and active lifestyle.  

At Alfred Salter we aim to inspire children to participate and enjoy physical activity throughout their school lives and beyond. We have a holistic approach to PE that provides children with the fundamental building blocks for learning and life. 

Through PE, pupils at Alfred Salter develop across 6 key multi-abilities:  

  • Physical - To enable children to develop and explore fundamental physical skills with increasing confidence and control.  

  • Social – To promote effective communication skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. 

  • Personal – To encourage children to achieve personal bests and take pride in their individual journey in physical activity. 

  • Health and Fitness - To promote positive attitudes towards a healthy and active lifestyle, including diet. 

  • Cognitive – To challenge children through problem-solving and encourage evaluation and reflection in learning. 

  • Creative - To develop children’s enjoyment of physical education through creativity and imagination.  

In line with the National Curriculum 2014, we follow the ‘REAL PE’’ programme, supported by the LPESSN. The REAL PE programme aims to give all children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life.  

REAL PE provides engaging and inclusive schemes of work, which support our practitioners in the confident delivery of outstanding PE lessons. It is fully aligned to the new National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination ‘ABCs’, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE. This scheme of work explores the philosophies of creating clear, shared learning journeys and providing quality personalised opportunities for children to accelerate their learning. The scheme is divided into 6 discrete multi-abilities (one taught per half term): Physical, Social, Personal, Health and Fitness, Cognitive and Creative.