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SHERBURN C E SCHOOL.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION POLICY

 

RATIONALE:

 

Physical Education provides opportunities for educating children in and through the use and knowledge of the body and its movements. It is essentially a way of learning through the co-ordination of action, awareness and observation.

 

AIMS:

 

We aim to –

 

  • Develop and promote self esteem through physical activities;
  • Develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination;
  • To value playing as a part of a team;
  • Develop the confidence of the individual together with courage, creativity and initiative;
  • Teach pupils to value the benefits and enjoyment of participation in physical activity that will stay with them throughout life;
  • Develop an appreciation of the need for fitness and personal hygiene as part of a healthy lifestyle;
  • Encourage pupils’ enjoyment of sport, and to encourage their participation outside school hours;
  • Acknowledge and praise children’s sporting achievements;
  • Foster a sense of fair play and sportsmanship and apply rules and conventions for different activities.

 

OBJECTIVE:

 

Throughout both key stages, children will experience a range of activities such as gymnastics, dance, drama, athletics and swimming together with team games such as football, cricket, rounders, tag rugby, netball and hockey. The school participates in outdoor and adventurous activities.

 

 

GUIDANCE:

  • Teachers and pupils should wear appropriate clothing and footwear dependent on the activity and venue. Watches and jewellery should be removed. Long hair should be tied back.
  • All pupils will have an appropriate access to activities, both during and after the school day which are offered by the school. Children with special needs will be supported as required.
  • The range of activities and depth to which they are taken meets the statutory requirements of the national curriculum.
  • Activities will be used to generate and foster a sense of individual achievement and an awareness of sportsmanship in all aspects of school life.
  • The school will ensure that PE is taught in a safe and secure environment.

 

LINKS WITH THE COMMUNITY:

 

  • School will endeavour to provide opportunities for outside specialists to develop particular skills and activities.
  • Where appropriate, offsite venues and facilities will be used to enhance provision.

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

 

Children will be encouraged and supported to take part in sporting events involving other schools in both school hours and after.

Outdoor and adventurous activities are regularly developed as part of the school PE programme. Residential visits take place. These visits comply with NYCC codes of practice.

 

RESOURCES:

 

Small equipment is kept centrally within the school and access and use is supervised. Where appropriate, larger equipment is checked for safety on annual basis by an approved LEA contractor

 

June 2009

Reviewed June 2011

Reviewed June 2013