PE Vision Statement
Our vision for PE and Sport is that every child should have the opportunity to take part in physical activity on a regular basis and become more physically confident and competent. We hope that, through all the sporting opportunities and physical activity that we offer throughout school, the children will develop a love and passion for sport and continue this into their later lives.
The aim is to provide all children with at least 2 hours of fun, exciting and active PE lessons every week and to keep the children healthy and active every day with at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, while also educating them on a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle. A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision-making, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.
We also aim to give as many children as possible the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitions; during school time or by representing the school at local events. This will enable children to develop greater confidence, understand the importance of team work and learn to win or lose with grace and sportsmanship.
We also think it is really important that we create sporting leaders during the children's time at GKCS. When they reach KS2, we want to offer lots of children the opportunity to lead sporting activities, organise games and events and learn to lead by example. By emphasising leadership, we hope the children learn the importance of communication, organisation, team work, resilience, perseverance and a respect for rules.
Fundamentally, we want to ensure we are working together as a team and are striving towards improving the delivery of the teaching and learning of PE in order to promote participation, progress and performance. We want to ensure all members of staff recognise the impact that the provision of a high quality PE and school sport curriculum has on the whole school and that it can lead to whole school improvements; developing pupil’s personal qualities through PE can affect their attitudes towards school and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of a high quality, all pupils will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate the following personal qualities:
· A strong desire to learn and make progress;
· High levels of dedication, attendance and involvement in PE and school sport;
· An understanding of how an individual’s behaviour can impact a group and knowledge of how to work together towards a common goal;
· High levels of commitment to PE and school sport;
· Good levels of positive behaviour such as politeness, fair play and helpfulness.
We want to ensure that from LKS2, each year we are focusing and building upon the same team sports (Netball, Hockey, Rugby, Tennis, Cricket and Rounders), so that by the end of their time at GKCS, all children will have a full understanding of the rules of play and the skills required to feel confident enough to participate in a game. We will then add variety to their PE curriculum by having other sports individual to each group (such as Golf, Invictus games, Orienteering etc). This will ensure children are introduced to a wide variety of sports and physical activity whilst also ensuring they are actively progressing and developing physical skills as they progress through the school.