The curriculum leads for PE are Mrs C Williams and Miss A Bartley
Here at Whitby Heath PE is highly valued for its contribution to developing our children's physical, social, interpersonal and emotional skills. Children participate in PE twice weekly and are encouraged to be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. We also offer children a wide variety of after school clubs which not only contribute to their overall fitness but allow them to develop new skills and passions for life.
At Whitby Heath Primary School we strive to inspire children to participate fully in physical activities and develop a lifelong love of sport and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. We believe that physical education makes a substantial contribution to the well-being of children at our school and increases their confidence as they learn to overcome challenges. Sport has a crucial role to play in raising standards and narrowing the achievement gap and as part of a broard and balanced curriculum can improve attendance, behaviour and attainment. Through activities which can be both competitive and collaborative, children learn resilience, respect for others, and the value of effort and teamwork. All pupils will benefit from a physical education curriculum which motivates them to succeed and participate in sport, games, exercise and other physically demanding activities.
To promote and develop children's enjoyment and love for sport and being physically active.
To ensure that the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for PE are taught well.
To help children become physically active and to help them understand the importance of physical activity in promoting a healthy active lifestyle.
To ensure children are physically active for sustained periods of time during the school day.
To provide children with opportunities to take part in a range of different sports through extracurricular opportunities.
To develop pathways for children to continue with sport and physical activities outside school.
To help children develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broard range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.
To give children the opportunities to enjoy and engage in competitive sports, games and other co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
To teach children about safety when they are near water.
To teach all children to swim and lifesave.
We currently use Amaven's PE teaching platfrom to support the planning, delivery and assessment of high quality PE in our school. You will find more information at www.amaven.co.uk
Silver Schools Games Mark
We are delighted to say that we have recently been awarded the Silver School Games Mark for 2022/23 academic year. This a government led award scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and community. The key criteria are: participation, competition, workforce and clubs. We are very proud of our achievements and are now working hard to obtain the gold award!