Enabling every child to be the best version of themselves
The intent (what we intend to teach) of the P.E. curriculum can be seen in the DHCPS Physical Education Policy and the Long Term plan which is aligned to the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum. This should be read alongside our whole school curriculum policy which details our whole school curriculum offer, how we are committed to and seek to achieve a broad and balanced, knowledge rich curriculum and why we teach using the methods that we use which are summarised in Rosenshine's 'Principles of effective instruction.'
The implementation of this (how we intend to teach it) is outlined in the P.E. subject on a page. This should be read alongside our whole school educational strategic overview which details our whole school curriculum design and core curriculum aims. The subject specific 'subject on a page' documents show how each subject prioritises each of the curriculum aims and details a route map of how each subject is effectively designed and crafted to seek to achieve these aims.
We monitor the impact of the P.E. curriculum through various means including: evidence of work, pupil conferences, P.E. end of unit assessments and lesson observations. These are analysed on a termly basis and a 'strategic evaluation and development plan' for P.E. produced which contributes to the whole school ongoing continuous improvement cycle and whole school self-evaluation.
At Dickens Heath Community Primary School we use a proportion of our PE & Sport Premium to part-fund a qualified sports coach to support curriculum delivery as well as extended intra-competitions and lunchtime activities.
In addition, we ensure that our swimming programme extends to both year 3 and 4 pupils with ‘catch-up’ swimming for any child who has not yet acquired the skills by year 5.