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Our mission is to improve and increase the quality of PE for pupils, for pupils to enjoy being active and to find ‘their’ sport and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. 


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all 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

At Basildon CE Primary, we aim to: 

  • Develop confidence, skills and knowledge for both pupils and staff.

  • Deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities and engage positively in sports. 

  • Promote fair play, respect and equity of play to embed life-long values.

  • Encourage active participation and engagement in sport (including competitions)

  • Enable all children to find ‘their’ sport or activity

  • Educate children on the importance of health and wellbeing.

  • Provide quality opportunities for children outside of school time to encourage them to be active individuals.

  • Ensure children can swim at least 25 metres before Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water. 

  • Ensure children are active through the day and during PE lessons by providing engaging and motivating activities.

Disadvantaged children and those with SEND are given full access to the history curriculum. Teachers use a range of strategies to enable all children to become active sports people including:

  • Learning is differentiated to support the needs of every child. 

  • Every child encouraged to find ‘their’ sport through a varied curriculum and extracurricular activities

  • Competition tracker - ensure all children have chance to compete competitively 

  • Clear and consistent communication between sports coach and class teacher

What PE looks like in lessons:

  • High quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities and engage positively in sports. 

  • Children are provided with their full entitlement to Physical Education (2 hours per week) 

  • Learning is supported and enhanced through a range of curriculum sporting activities e.g. Rugby, football, tennis, gymnastics, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities. 

  • Staff have a clear understanding of the National Curriculum, through regular CPD and support from specialist coaches. 

  • Staff follow a progression of skills document to ensure all fundamental skills are learnt and built upon before the end of primary school. 

  • Learning is differentiated to support the needs of every child. 

  • Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses

  • EYFS lays a strong foundation focusing on fundamental movements, fine and gross motor skills.

What PE at Basildon looks like outside of lessons:

  • Sports Premium Funding is spent effectively to develop a lasting legacy for PE & Sport at school. This includes affiliation with the West Berkshire Sports network. 

  • Children are encouraged to be active throughout the school day both inside and outside the classroom. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being. Extra curricular activities include extending, enriching and enhancing opportunities. 

  • Regular action plans, staff surveys and pupil voice continue to monitor and improve Physical Education.

  • Sport displays and assemblies maintained and regularly updated to highlight school success and participation in sport.

  • Staff understand the importance of activity for effective learning. Activity outside of PE lessons is maintained through activities such as a daily mile/activity, pupil activity survey, activity opportunities in other lessons and active lunch times and break times. 

  • Children are given wider opportunities to build character and embed values through regular teamwork activities, inter house competitive sport and Sports Day.

  • Children become stewards of their own learning and support peers to continue to improve and excel. 

  • KS2 sports leaders/buddies

  • Children feel grounded and sport and activity become a support for physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.  In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:


  • Diagnostic assessment of pupils prior abilities before starting a new unit ensures all children are challenged and learning is differentiated to support the needs of the class. 

  • Regular verbal feedback is given within lessons to praise and ensure children are applying the correct technique. 

  • If a child is not meeting particular standards of PE being taught, or needs more time to master skill, they can join a buddy club where an older child helps them master the skill through extra practice during lunch times. 

  • Pupil progress is reported back to the class teacher at the end of a unit - WB/WT/WA/GD in that area. 

  • Less active children are highlighted and encouraged to live a more active lifestyle - ASC/intervention/competition opportunities. 

  • Children become more active and are given opportunities to take on leadership roles and encourage others.

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Subject leaders map tier two vocabulary across each milestone and tier three vocabulary for each unit. Dual coding is used to support the discreet teaching of PE vocabulary across the curriculum.

The school’s curriculum driver of diversity underpins the entire PE curriculum. Teachers actively seek opportunities to promote and celebrate diversity across the curriculum where ever appropriate.

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