Bishop’s Primary School is committed to ‘high quality’ physical education. We are one of the few educational establishments nationally that employ ‘specialist’ Physical Education staff, who work in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Our PE Specialists deliver high quality PE lessons, organise sports events and festivals. They also offer support and in-service PE training to each Campus in order to up-skill staff and to improve the delivery of primary Physical Education.
Mr Blight – Director of Physical Education .
Mr Johnson – Primary PE Specialist.
Mr Watson – NCEA Rugby Development Coach.
Mr Norris – Sports Apprentice
Our Approach – Aims, Ethos and Values
- We will encourage your child to learn and succeed through physical activity, sport and play
- We will enable your child to take responsibility and to develop a life-long love of learning and participating in physical activity
- We will nurture your child through all aspects of their development providing them with the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need to improve as performers
- We will encourage your child to live a healthy, active lifestyle through school and beyond
At Bishops Primary, We aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities.
The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:
- Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve high levels of performance;
- Gain and maintain high levels physical fitness;
- Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly and exercising regularly, being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol.
- Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being;
- Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others;
- Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and performances.
- Are able to improve their own and others’ performance;
- Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support;
- Have a keen interest in PE – a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport;
- Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.
Teachers are provided with a variety of teaching resources, which supports their delivery of the subject, including:
- A cycle of lessons for each area of the subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth.
- Opportunities to work with PE Lead and learn from their work ethic and demonstrations of good practice.
- Opportunities for whole staff CPD, staying up to date with trends and good practice in the subject.
- Child-centred assessment documents, which focus on three key areas; Head, Hands & Heart.
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:
- Pupil discussions about their learning.
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.
- The ongoing tracking of standards across the curriculum.
At Bishop’s Primary we will seek to promote the following School Games values of: Determination, Passion, Respect, Honesty, Self-Belief and Teamwork.
We believe that regular active involvement in ‘high quality’ PE, sport and physical activity raises standards across the primary curriculum and addresses key issues such as health and well-being, confidence and self-esteem.
Bishop’s Primary prides itself on its comprehensive and full programme of intra and inter-school sport. It is our policy to field sports teams, and we attend most inter school sporting events that are facilitated by the Ashington and Amble School Games Development Manager and other community organisations. We have fielded teams in: athletics, cross-country, football (girls and boys), cricket, gymnastics, handball, netball; hockey; swimming; mini tennis; tag rugby and tri- golf.
The NCEA Trust has achieved the School Games PE Bronze and Silver Mark for our commitment and provisions towards Primary PE. The Youth Sports Trust commended us for the following strengths, including participation in local, inter and intra-competitions, leadership development and after school club opportunities.
A broad range of sports and activities are offered to all pupils at all of our Primary Campuses, and a number of ‘quality assured’ sports coach’s work with us to develop after school sport. A range of after school clubs have been delivered by our staff, sports leaders and coaches for pupils from Year 1 to Year 6. To raise standards and to encourage after school sports participation, we offer cricket, football, gymnastics, netball, multi-skills, gymnastics, dance, tennis and physical fitness after school clubs.
To promote increased sports participation and to improve standards In PE, we have developed holiday tag rugby courses and an Easter and summer multi activity sports camps. The camps provide an opportunity for a selected group of our young children to improve their physical skills and to increase levels of physical activity. By experiencing a range of new activities in an attractive environment, we aim to foster an enthusiasm for exercise and sport and to impact on attitudes towards physical activity and exercise.