1 Corinthians 9:26-27: So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
At Upper Arley C of E Primary School, P.E. is fundamental to our curriculum. We believe that this subject inspires all pupils to succeed in physical activities and helps them to become confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. As a result, we believe that our children should be physically active every day. Daily physical activity can be achieved through P.E. lessons, break times, lunchtimes, the daily mile/fitness and extra-curricular activities. We also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as teamwork, leadership, resilience, grace in success and failure and respect.
The importance of high-quality teaching of PE is a key at Upper Arley. Our PE curriculum has been crafted to allow children to build on prior learning and apply taught skills in context. Throughout the academic year pupils have exposure to a range of external professionals such as Gymnastics and Swimming instructors, alongside our specialist Sports Leader, who enhance the quality of extra-curricular activities. These experiences help develop the CPD of teachers and allow them to continue to improve the quality of provision.
To promote maximum participation and activity throughout the school day at Upper Arley, we implement structured break and lunch time activities led by our Year 6 Sports Ambassadors. These regular opportunities for activity, movement and competition promote health and fitness and allow children to develop sense of well-being.
In addition, the school participates in a wide range of sporting competitions and all children are given the opportunity to represent the school during the year. We are always extremely proud of our pupils for the values they exhibit whilst competing at external events and regularly receive praise for their behaviour and sporting prowess.
Teachers create a positive attitude to PE learning and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in PE in the way that suits them best.