Physical Education

Physical Education Curriculum


Physical Education Lead: Mr Leeming -


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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 of physical education to all children throughout the school. Consistent with the PE curriculum, we teach four core units from Years 1-6, athletics, games, dance and gymnastics.  In EYFS, 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, Year 4, 5 and 6 attend swimming lessons through a two week intense course in the Autumn term, helping to ensure they meet the requirement of being able to swim 25 metres by the end 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.

City in the Community


At Holden Clough we use City in the Community to support the development of quality first teaching in PE. City in the Community deliver CPD with teachers across school each week to ensure high standards of curriculum knowledge, delivery and assessment is maintained. 

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. 

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.

To find out more about the curriculum your school is following please contact the school office


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