Physical Education

PE Overview 2023-24

Our curriculum is all the planned activities and learning that we as a school organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes, not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum 2014, but also a range of other activities and experiences that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of our children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, resilient and responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others, whilst developing knowledge, skills and attitudes to learning, in order that they achieve their true potential.
At Hillside, our focus is on developing all aspects of Physical Education, ensuring that the children are able to participate, compete, enjoy and learn about sports, skills and the importance of physical activity for a healthy lifestyle. We are committed to developing fundamental key skills as well as sporting competency and positive competitive attitudes. It is important that children have opportunities to participate in a variety of different sports through lessons, activities, clubs and input from outside agencies to follow pathways to clubs, so they can further participate and progress. We use Real PE in our curriculum delivery to help us deliver and develop this holistic approach to PE and run alongside our skills based lessons to ensure that every child, regardless of ability, is able to benefit and progress in all areas of PE. Through using this approach we aim to ensure that children enjoy PE, regardless of perceived ability in sport, and make progress in every lesson in either the fundamental physical skills such as balance, or in the social, personal, cognitive and health elements of PE.
Attainment is measured using the Fundamental Skills Framework.
· Attainment of children has improved across the school
· More than 86% of children reached the expected standard in all classes
· Coverage of PE is good and the curriculum in place covers all elements of the NC as well as additional areas which focus on the whole child
· Teachers are receiving high quality resources and CPD to help them teach PE and assess PE
· All staff have taken part in Gymnastics training
· We had a broad range of extra-curricular activities keeping more children active at lunchtimes and before school
· We had a group of Sports Leader to support PE and play throughout the school, especially with the younger children at play and lunchtime. They led the EYFS sports day by running the events and supporting the children
· We took part multiple competitive events across the inter school calendar.
· We made the finals of the county tennis competition again coming 13th out of 25 county finalists and had 5 representatives at the county cross county finals.