At the Sheerness West Federation Physical Education plays a key role in our school curriculum. The whole school feels that PE is an important part of our curriculum and is one of many areas in which our children exceed in.
In recent years the school has embedded a number of physical based schemes to help broaden the wider curriculum. This includes; the Daily Mile scheme which now sees all our pupils taking part from Reception to year 6. The Active Maths and Active English schemes which are now used in a range of year groups and are having a positive impact upon our children’s learning.
Further enhancing the skills of our staff has been an area which the school has focused on in recent years. Our staff have been offered opportunities to attend a range of PE CPD sessions and this continues to be the case. A staff questionnaire also gets sent out to help make sure that our staff are getting the help and support they need and to make sure that they are happy with PE provisions offered. On top of this a pupil questionnaire also goes out to ensure that our pupils have a say in their curriculum.
A number of our staff are now qualified to teach our school swimming lessons which will have a huge impact long term when it comes to teaching our children how to swim. Although it is a requirement for all pupils to swim 25 metres before they leave us, it is also one of our school aims.
Our staff have grown in confidence in terms of their teaching PE and now all our children receive two hours of quality PE a week. However as a school we want to continue to improve on our practise and we are now proud to be Real Legacy School. This programme will not only improve our PE even further but will also have an impact upon the whole school experience of our pupils. It will also help us as a school continue to build on our relationships with the families at our school and will help pass on skills to them which they can use at home on a daily bases. The programme is in its early stages but after a successful start the next step will be a whole federation twilight training so that all staff at our schools feel comfortable to use the programme. We are excited to see what the future holds, come back soon for more updates!
Please find below both our PE curriculum map, Progression map and also our School PE Action plan. Both of these are working documents and will be added to through-out the year. Due to being part of Real Legacy now these documents are undergoing reviews and being updated. Our curriculum aims to offer a broad range of experiences which will help to develop our children as a whole and will have a wider impact on their school journey.