Physical Education & Guidelines for Safe Practice
At Walker we offer a high quality rigorous physical education programme which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in sport and other physically demanding activities. We 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. Fun, enjoyment, confidence, competence and self esteem are at the forefront of our PE delivery.
We offer a wide range of curriculum enrichment activities including netball, rugby, swimming, dance, skipping, gymnastics, tennis, hockey, rounders, athletics and football and our pupils compete in a range of borough competitions and sports festivals. KS2 children run/walk a mile a week as part of our keep fit initiative to encourage children to live active and healthy lives.
In conjunction with the PE curriculum, the children have an opportunity to participate in numerous morning, lunchtime and after school sports clubs including Karate, Football, Dodgeball, Netball, Table tennis, Badminton, Cricket, Gymnastics, Dance and Cheer Leading.
- Provide 2 hour weekly opportunities for all pupils to participate and compete in school sport.
- A commitment to additional sports activities for every age group through specialist visits/visitors/clubs
- Ensure that every pupil can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 (Y5 are part of the borough swimming programme).
- Provide updated schemes of work for PE with clear guidance on the step-by-step stages of teaching specific skills.
- Support overweight and obese pupils to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
- Improve pupils’ physical fitness.
- Monitor regularly the quality of teaching in PE lessons with Governors and outside agencies.
Walker School Safe Practice in PE
- Teaching – Good teaching is safe teaching.
- Managing – Good leadership and management contribute towards a safe learning environment.
- Learning – Learning about and applying safe practice is fundamental to responsible independent participation in P.E.
- All staff should wear suitable clothing and trainers.
- Staff should wear minimal jewellery or remove jewellery where possible.
- Check children are wearing appropriate P.E kit.
- Check footwear.
- Check children have removed all jewellery or covered with tape.
- Check children’s hair is tied up/religious headwear tucked in or tied up.
- Check the space is sufficient and safe for use.
Children Indoor Kit:
- White shorts
- House coloured T-shirt (tucked into shorts)
- Bare feet
- Trainers/Plimsolls/Shoes to walk to and from the hall. (Shoes to be left in a safe place in the hall, away from the children’s activities)
Children Outdoor Kit:
- White shorts or dark tracksuit bottoms
- House coloured T-shirt
- High expectations of behaviour is a must, unsafe behaviour is acted upon immediately, children issued with a time out warning.
- We do not use a whistle in Dance or Gymnastics.
- Children must come off apparatus as soon the teacher says stop.
- Children shouldn’t stand/queue to use apparatus.
- (Early Years and KS1) A teacher and a Nursery Nurse/Teaching Assistant will mainly be present in each P.E lesson.
- Children need support in P.E just as much as in Literacy and Numeracy.
Evaluating the IMPACT:
- Sports Captains to interview children from all key stages to find out what has changed this year regarding P.E & Sports Clubs.
- Ask children what they would like to see happening in P.E & Sports Clubs.
- Track attainment termly for identified groups.
- Evaluate Parent/Staff/Children's questionnaires.
- All Equipment must be checked before children begin working on it.
- Blue mats are for jumping on!
- Wall bars do not need mats as we do not want to encourage children to jump.
- Please teach children where the apparatus belongs.
- Ropes are not to be knotted.
- Encourage children to pick up shape mat correctly and put away.
- Teacher and Nursery Nurse to set up and put equipment away. Towards end of year teach children how to carry benches, nesting tables and blue mats.