Physical Education at Radbrook
At Radbrook, we recognise the positive outcomes that a high-quality PE and school sport curriculum can achieve in all personal, social, cognitive and physical aspects of a child’s development and well-being. We aim to embed a culture of participation, enjoyment and achievement in sport, whilst building an understanding of health and well-being in our pupils that they continue to follow throughout their lives. The positive values that children learn through sports, such as fairness and respect are fully integrated into the school ethos and our PE curriculum ensures that pupils of all abilities have access to all the activities we offer in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives. Our school sport programme offers a wide array of activities and extensive opportunities for participation in both intra and inter-school competitions and we are currently looking at creating more opportunities for leadership, officiating and reporting.
The PE curriculum is predominantly delivered Crossbar providing PE and School Sport provision across school, covering all areas of the Sports Curriculum. School buy in a Sports Coach and an apprentice who work with and liaise with staff, providing assessment feedback. Crossbar also provide 'After School Clubs' and enhance our 'Wrap Around Care' provision, as well as supporting the wider community by using our venue to offer holiday clubs throughout the year. Through this specialist provision, we are also able to be more competitive when we take part in external competitions and experiences around the County.
National Curriculum Aims:
Swimming and water safety is an extremely important part of the PE curriculum at Radbrook.
Swimming lessons begin in Year 3 and continue into Year 6, where pupils have the opportunity to consolidate their skills to ensure they meet the National Curriculum requirements.
At the end of each block of swimming lessons, pupils are assessed and receive an award based on how much progress they have made towards meeting the National Curriculum requirements.
We use Shrewsbury School Swimming Pool, our staff coordinate the swimming provision alongside their specialist swimming coaches.
We are pleased to announce that the school has achieved the School Games Silver Award for its provision of sport.
The award is a Government led scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of PE. For more information on the School Games Mark click here.