PE and Sports
The school has a strong sporting tradition.
Most sports lessons for the children are taught by specialist sports coaches. These coaches ensure the children develop a good range of age appropriate skills across the whole range of primary PE, dance, gymnastics and sports. We provide top quality training for our sports coaches and teachers who regularly work in partnership with a local primary sports consultant to ensure our teaching is demanding and of the highest standard.
We provide a high-quality physical education curriculum which aims to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It is also important that all pupils enjoy and have fun during PE and sporting activities. Our sporting life also helps children build character and helps embed values such as fairness and respect. It also helps children understand and experience the competitiveness of life.
Through PE and sport we aim to ensure our pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
- enjoy sport and see it as a fun leisure activity worth taking part in.
Children with special educational needs and disabilities also have the opportunity to take part in a very wide range of sporting and swimming activities both through the school curriculum and after school events. The school takes part in the widest range of disability and sporting events for children with additional needs throughout East London and more locally in the Borough.
We offer a wide range of free after school sporting clubs; football, basketball, cricket, dance, gymnastics, multi-sports, kurling and athletics. We enter teams into all the local sporting competitions and have a good track record in bringing back trophies especially in terms of cricket, where we have been Borough champions on several occasions.
All the children in Year 3 learn to swim in the local swimming pool.
We are sensitive to the need to encourage more girls to take part in sport. Indeed our girls’ sports teams do very well in local competitions.
Children from Years 3 to 6 change in single sex changing rooms.
PE is a compulsory subject in the national curriculum and all children are expected to take part in each PE lesson unless there are underlying medical issues which prevent this and which have been certified by a doctor.
We are sensitive the cultural and religious needs of our community and work with families to ensure all children can take part in sporting activities whilst being suitably and appropriate clothed. We do expect all children to change for PE and to remove all jewellery to ensure they can join in safely. Our school uniform page gives you more details about this.
If you would like to see what our children get up to in PE and sports, do follow our sports blog.
If you are looking for local sporting clubs for your children to join out of school the following local sports directory may be helpful: http://www.sidirectory.org/
Our whole school PE scheme of work can be found here: PE Yearly Curriculum Overview
If you would like to find out more about the curriculum our school is following please ask to speak to the PE Lead at the school. The National Curriculum Programme of study for PE which also contains useful information can be found here
Our current after school sports club programme can be found below: