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PE and Sports Premium

PE and Sports Premium

Our vision is to provide high quality physical education and school sport through personal challenge and competition that will lead to life-long participation.



Our school aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through quality physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best.

Through high quality PE, school sport and physical activity, we intend all children to develop knowledge and understanding in the following key areas;

  • Physical
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Thinking

We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.

Our intent is that the golden threads of Alwoodley are woven through the physical education curriculum and that over time these will provide our students with the experiences and skills that will enable them to deploy their knowledge in the next stages of their education. 


Golden thread one: Cognitive education – Through the ‘Thinking’ Key Skill of the ‘whole child’ approach, children will create, evaluate, predict and problem solve in addition to other tools. This allows children to be critical thinkers in their physical education journey throughout Alwoodley Primary.

Golden thread two: Reading – Through our Learning Journeys, children will be directed to books, authors and recommended reads that link and inspire our students to instill a love of reading and a passion of sport and physical activity in the wider world.

Golden thread three: Personal Development – It is our intent that in every PE lesson, we focus on the ‘whole child’ where we make links to the social and emotional aspects of the learner.


“A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.” (The National Curriculum)


The aims of the national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

    • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
    • are physically active for sustained periods of time
    • engage in competitive sports and activities
    • lead healthy, active lives.




There are 2 hours of timetabled lessons each week for every pupil in EYFS through to KS2, allowing pupils to develop themselves as a whole person, build on and develop their knowledge of basic skills, develop the values of the school’s vision and to build a positive relationship with physical health. All staff follow carefully sequenced and structured lessons through GetSet4PE. Hall space and outside space are timetabled in order to give each class an opportunity to access PE lessons.

Lessons are planned to cover the National Curriculum themes of athletics, dance, gymnastics, OAA and games (net and wall, invasion and striking and fielding). The curriculum considers the importance of both the breadth and depth of learning. Throughout the academic year, the allocated 2 hours curriculum time is split between the class teacher and specialist PE teacher.

There are opportunities to extend and challenge individual pupils and provide support for others. Lessons may be taught in isolation or linked over a number of weeks. A game, performance or task may be the focal point and can be revisited to allow skills to be refined and developed.



Experience in PE should provide a depth of learning in a positive and engaging environment. Basic underlying principles and skills will have been practised and opportunities to develop these into more complex processes. Pupils will be confident to try new things and take risks. They will be able to make quick decisions and choices when planning tasks or performances. They will have a range of strategies for solving problems and show resilience to keep going when they find things difficult. Pupils will understand the benefits of working in different group dynamics. They will have the confidence to lead and support others. They will understand the importance of physical activity in a wider context and possess the skills and enthusiasm to develop their learning further.

We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the following:

  • Videos and photos of lessons
  • Use of super six or equivalent 
  • Pupil Voice 
  • Regular feedback each lesson

2021-22 was a successful year for our children at Alwoodley Primary. All our children were more active throughout the school day through the addition of extra-curricular clubs, active learning across the curriculum, etc. Our staff are more confident, knowledgeable and skillful in teaching PE and Sport through well thought out CPD and fidelity to GetSet4PE. We have carefully sequenced the curriculum and through wider experiences, we offered a broader range of sport and activities to our children. Finally, we increased participation in intra- and inter- competitive sport.

We are excited to continue to build upon and enhance our Sport and PE offer in the following 22-23 academic year.


Primary National Curriuclum - Physical Education

SMSC in Physical Education

Physical Education Policy

To see our always active children in action, please look at our Twitter page @AlwoodleyPS

Sports Premium


Sport Premium is an amount of money which the government has agreed to allocate to schools to increase the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision, and increase participation in PE and Sport. The funding amount received by schools is based upon the number of children of primary age at the school and a lump sum.


At Alwoodley Primary School the PE Leader has the responsibility for developing PE and Sport and deciding upon the effective use of Sport Premium Funding. Our school already has an excellent reputation for Sport and P.E. and we are proud of all of our sporting achievements. We welcome the additional funding, which will further enhance our provision and provide additional opportunities for increased participation.


Evidencing Impact of Sports Premium Funding shows how Alwoodley Primary School intends to spend the Sports Premium money (£19,600).

Local partnerships

Working in partnership to make PE and sports a thoroughly memorable and meaningful experience for all of our pupils.

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly.