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Rockliffe Manor Primary School

Physical Education

At Rockliffe Manor, we aim to provide children with the skills, habits, and knowledge to not only become healthy, stable and contributing members of society, but also leaders of the community. Physical Education instils the core values that ensure our children are educated to live a healthy lifestyle and are enthused to continue into adulthood. Across curricular PE, extra-curricular physical activity, play and competitive sport, we aim to develop children’s physical, social and cognitive literacy to obtain the skills and knowledge in health and sport.


A high quality curriculum that focuses on:

  • The underlying skills needed to achieve at any physical activity, through a fundamental skill focus whilst ensuring our learners are confident and competent to lead, be creative and compete across a number of disciplines.
  • Through quality teaching and learning across the global curriculum and school life, children will be given formal and incidental experiences of health and wellbeing, in order to ensure a holistic health education.
  • The children will also learn to collaborate with their peers and community, by displaying excellent leadership through the application of their knowledge and skills into a real life context (coaching, officiating, leading).

How we will know we are successful:

Children’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle through making healthy choices during break and lunch times, choosing to be physically active as opposed to sedentary, and will be able to justify their healthy choices.

Children will be taught the physical, social and cognitive skills to continue engaging in physical activity throughout their life time through high quality teaching and learning.

Our vision is for all children at Rockliffe Manor Primary School to experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long participation.

Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities and experiences for all to be enjoyed.

A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision-making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.

Our PE curriculum will be inclusive and ensure that pupils of all abilities access the activities where they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy lives. Opportunities will be provided for pupils to take on leadership roles where they can build character skills and embed values such as responsibility, honesty, confidence and respect.

A high quality physical education curriculum can inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We are improving our programme of intra and inter school competitions, which will provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum.

Our mission is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of high quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. We will be developing our links to outside agencies and clubs, which will help to generate positive interaction in the community.

We are striving towards improving the delivery of the teaching and learning of PE in order to promote participation, progress and performance. Our school also recognises the impact that the provision of a high quality PE and school sport curriculum has on the whole school and that it can lead to whole school improvements.

Developing pupil’s personal qualities through PE can affect their attitudes towards school and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of the highest quality, all pupils will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • A strong desire to learn and make progress;
  • High levels of dedication, attendance and involvement in PE and school sport;
  • High levels of commitment to PE and school sport;
  • Good levels of positive behaviour such as politeness, fair play and helpfulness.

By implementing a monitoring and reviewing assessment system of PE, we can measure the impact and progress of the quality and provision within our school, which will lead to overall whole school improvement.