Physical Education

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Physical Education Lead - Mr Leeming 

Vision Statement

At Holden Clough primary, we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. Holden Clough nurtures and encourages all children to achieve their personal best and to fulfil their potential in the academic, sporting and performing opportunities provided both in and out of school. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. We offer a dynamic, varied and stimulating program of activity to ensure that all children progress physically through an inspirational, unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. This curriculum allows for equal opportunities for all children across the school.

Current PE Provision

Our current provision involves the delivery of two hours physical education to all children throughout the school. Consistent with the PE curriculum, we teach four four core units from years 1-6, athletics, games, dance and gymnastics.  In Recpetion, dance, gymnastics and games are also taught, whilst in nursery there is an emphasis on developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.  Staff wear a designated PE teaching kit, and CPD is continually being sought in order to improve staff teaching of physical education.  

Alongside this, Years 3 and 4 also attend swimming lessons over the course of a term, helping to ensure they meet the requirement of being able to swim 25 metres by the conlcusion of KS2. We also work closely with a number partner agencies ensuring each year group has access to any enhancing additional provision at some stage throughout the year.

PE Passport

We use the PE Passport to plan, assess and track all pupils progress across the school. The PE passport is designed to meet the requirements of the national curriculum and provides a comprehensive scheme which implements a broad, balanced, progressive and high quality curriculum. This should lead to more children becoming genuinely physically literate with transferable skills. The emphasis on intra school competition in the PE Passport will also enable children to apply those skills they have been taught and experience those very important skills of winning and losing; alongside developing a sporting attitude.

Sports Ambassadors

Sport Ambassadors at Holden Clough is designed to build the leadership skills of young people and as a result they are empowered to take on the following roles:

  • Be the youth voice for PE and school sport in their school and community
  • Promote the positive values of sport
  • Be a role model and champion for PE and school sport
  • Increase participation opportunities and healthy lifestyles for everyone

Sports Ambassadors engage in frequent meetings with the sports lead and coaches to discuss ways in which the school can promote sport and an active lifestyle. 

Change 4 Life Sporticus Club

What is it all about?

Change 4 Life is a national initiative supported by the Youth Sports Trust, promoting the message to Eat Well, Move More and Live Longer.  The idea behind this initative is to help children lead a healthier more active lifestyle. Our School Sports Premium has enabled us to create a Club to deliver this message and provide opportunities for children and their families to get involved.

Activities - The Club offers a wide range of fun, engaging child-initiated and adult led games and challenges, which differ each week for example; mini circuits, relays, and invasion games.

Choices - Their is a balance of different games and activities in which children can create and participate in. They have options to work individually or in groups and can challenge themselves with their personal levels of fitness.

Teamwork – There are opportunities each week for the children to interact with other members. 

Inspiring – Our idealism is to encourage parents to attend this club along with their own children to help assist teachers in delivery and really re-enforce the message that being active and leading a healthy lifestyle is of huge significance.

Values – The Change 4 Life message and the 7 Core Values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games are promoted within the Sporticus Club.  We aim to further promote the ethos of London 2012  by offering praise, rewards and positive reinforcement.  We strive to ensure that children implement these values to become more confident, resilient and determined young people. 

Club Links

We have established club links with the following sports clubs with the intention of signposting children to these clubs depending on the sport.  If you would like your child to join one of these clubs please see Miss Johnson as she has contact details for people involved in these clubs.



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