Our vision is for all children at Chestnut Park to experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long participation.
It is important that all children feel included, valued, challenged and supported in PE lessons. We know that active, healthy children achieve more. For us, it is essential that physical education supports the philosophy of our school, reinforces positive behaviours and develops the whole child
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 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 as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills for example decision-making and analysis, and social skills including teamwork and communication.
Our PE curriculum will be inclusive and ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of learning opportunities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.
There will also be opportunities for pupils to take on leadership roles in which they can build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.
Regular participation in sport and physical activity can help to reduce the risk of heart failure; improve physical fitness; help with weight management; promote good health; instil self- discipline; develop skill; improve self- confidence; reduce stress and develop lifelong learning skills.
A high quality physical education curriculum can inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We will offer a 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.
This approach, through the use of REAL PE and outside specialist sports coaches, residentials, forest school and after school sports clubs helps ALL children develop the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, sport and life.