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Physical Education

P.E Subject Leader

Mr T Pearson


Sports Specialist

Mr Oates

Responsible for teaching KS1 Core Skills and KS2 P.E Lessons


P.E Teaching Assistant

Miss Needham


Subject Ambassadors


Curriculum Intent for Physical Education


Our curriculum intent is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of PE & physical activity for all children, to show how PE & physical activity can enhance children’s’ 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 also aim to ensure the profile of PE, sport & physical activity is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

We are striving towards improving delivery of the teaching & learning of PE in order to promote participation, progress and performance.

‘High quality PE and school sport produces young people with the skills, understanding, desire and commitment to continue to improve and achieve in a range of PE, sport and health-enhancing physical activities in line with their abilities’ (DCMS Learning through PE & Sport).

Our school 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 & 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; and
  • High levels of enjoyment and enthusiasm and a strong desire to get involved.’

(DCMS Learning through PE & Sport)


Rationale and Research Link


The overall impact of sports participation on academic achievement tends to be positive. There is recent evidence from the UK that sports participation can have a larger effect on, for example, mathematics learning when combined with a structured numeracy programme (with one study showing an impact of up to ten months' additional progress). In this circumstance, the ‘participation’ acted as an incentive to undertake additional instruction.

Participating in sports and physical activity is likely to have wider health and social benefits.


Education Endowment Foundation (2018)


P.E Matters Article

As part of becoming an Association of Physical Education Distinction Mark school we have been asked to write an article for the P.E Matters Magazine.

This article is intended to showcase the school and it's commitment to Physical Activity, Physical Education and School Sport.

The article is available in the November edition.

Achievements and Awards


We are very proud at Grove Lea to hold a number of awards which demonstrate our commitment to outstanding Physical Activity, Physical Education and School Sport. Over the past few years we have had a consistent contribution to the school games award which has led to us achieving the Gold Mark each year from 2015-2019. In addition to this we have recently been chosen as a Centre of Excellence for Physical Education with the Yorkshire Sport Foundation. This has enabled us to lead CPD sessions with local schools focusing on areas such as Active Learning, Leading P.E and the School Games Mark.

Our most recent success has been in achieving the Quality Mark with Distinction awarded by the Association for Physical Education. This followed a stringent application process and an external visit to judge our achievements. This demonstrates a significant achievement for our school as we are now one of only a handful of schools which hold this award across the whole of Yorkshire. 


The most recent Ofsted report for our school also highlights our commitment to Physical Activity, Physical Education and School Sport. It stated;


"The school is exceptionally proud to hold the gold Sportsmark award. This award demonstrates a very clear focus on delivering a wide range of sporting opportunities across the school. At the time of the inspection, pupils, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, were able to learn how to play over 20 different sports both inside and outside the school curriculum. Sports offered included Boccia, table tennis, tag rugby, cross-country running, football and athletics. Pupils across the school compete in teams both locally and, in some instances, for the county. Sports premium funding is used highly effectively to develop pupils’ interest further in sport and to train staff to improve the quality of physical education (PE) across the school. Evidence to support this could be seen clearly in the range of different sporting activities available"



We are very proud to be members of a number of associations associated with Physical Education. We use these memberships to access CPD and enhance the skills of our staff and children. These memberships can be found below. 

Parent View


Our most recent Parent View survey has given some key insights into the subject of Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sport. 


The key headlines from this are; 


  • 98% of the parents who responded felt that their child enjoyed P.E. 
  • 68% know what their child is learning about in their P.E sessions
  • 89% were aware of the activities Grove Lea are doing to promote Physical Activity, Health and Well-being
  • 69% could name adults responsible for the teaching and leadership of the subject
  • 95% believed that Grove Lea promote the value of an active and healthy lifestyle
  • 83% believed that Grove Lea promote the value of the subject of P.E


Next steps; 


  • Continue to increase the profile of the subject and the staff responsible for this area
  • Further enhance ways in which we showcase learning to parents
  • Develop opportunities for parents to join in lessons/cooking opportunities with their children


Parent View

P.E @ Grove Lea Assembly

School Games Opportunities

Tier Three Vocabulary