At Dean Bank Primary school, we strive to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to participate in regular physical activity to support their health and wellbeing.
We aim to provide all of our pupils with a wide range of opportunities to participate in competition and experience a variety of sports and activities because we know that as well as supporting their sporting skills, this also supports the development of a wider range of skills: resilience, teamwork, communication, respect and understanding of fairness. Our pupils will have the opportunity to attend at least one active extra-curricular club per week as well as receiving two hours of curriculum P.E. each week. Our swimming lessons are focused on years 3 and 4 with pupils needing ‘catch up’ sessions attending additional lessons in years 5 and 6 as we aim for our pupils to be confident swimmers before they leave Dean Bank.
We aim for all of our staff to be confident teachers of the physical education curriculum who can assess children’s attainment and plan lessons to ensure that pupils make good progress. We want our pupils to develop transferable skills that they can apply to a range of different sports so they approach new challenges with confidence.