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Physical Education

PE at Peel Park

Our vision

All pupils experience an outstanding broad and balanced curriculum throughout their Peel Park journey. They will be taught fundamental musicianship skills through practical, fun and engaging lessons. During their school life children will have the opportunities to participate in and experience a range of live performances.

All pupils experience an outstanding broad and balanced curriculum throughout their Peel Park journey. They will be taught how to master the fundamental movement skills and learn how to apply them effectively within a range of sports. Pupils will leave Peel Park with a solid understanding of how to live a healthy, active lifestyle and the benefits it brings.

 At Peel Park we ensure that the curriculum and teaching of PE develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. Pupils are encouraged to be ambitious and have a respectful and resilient approach to PE and sport, which ensure high achievement for all pupils including disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND. Pupils will have the essential skills and knowledge to build upon and prepare them for the next stage, this in turn:

  • Enable all learners to develop and explore skills with increasing control and coordination.
  • Provide opportunities for the learner to improve the quality and control of their performance.
  • Encourage the learners to work and play as a team in a range of situations.
  • Improve the quality and control of their performance, applying rules for different activities.
  • Teach learners how to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise.
  • Develop the learner’s understanding in how to succeed in a range of physical activities, and how to evaluate their own success.
  • Support the learner’s in becoming team players and how to make effective decisions as part of that team.
  • Develop the learner’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination.


Peel Park aims to provide all children with the opportunities and resources to develop them as sportsmen and sportswomen. Our high-quality PE curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. It also provides opportunities to compete in sports and other activities to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.   Each year, opportunities for pupils to extend their knowledge, skills and experience are delivered through carefully planned additional events, visitors and workshops. These include:

  • Fixtures/events/competitions within the local school cluster with pupils representing Peel Park in a range of sporting activities and competitions.
  • SEND pupils representing Peel Park at sporting fixtures/events

At Peel Park we strive to maintain a School Sports Mark Platinum Award. By providing opportunities such as these are invaluable, as they encourage the pupils’ passion for PE to thrive. Pupils are given every opportunity to develop into confident learners who understand the importance of health and fitness, fairness, respect and develop their abilities to their full potential.



We provide our pupils quality PE education by ensuring that the planning scheme is of a high quality and delivers progressive, challenging and engaging lessons. Our PE curriculum provides opportunities for the pupils to build upon prior learning, progressing in their skills with an appropriate level of challenge at all stages. Their knowledge content is repeated and revisited to ensure that pupils know more and remember more. There are opportunities for all pupils of all abilities to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in each area of the curriculum. As a result, as they move through school the   pupils make connections to PE skills previously taught, which leads to further learning and develops new skills. As pupils develop knowledge, they need to practise and master skills throughout the year. 

We use the PE Passport for our curriculum delivery. This enables all pupils to access the lesson objectives and excel at an age-appropriate level. The progressive skill-based scheme of work ensures that all pupils are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school. Pupils’ skills are continually reviewed and assessed so that the progress of the pupils is monitored and that needs of the individual are met.

At Peel Park we encourage all our pupils to build upon their skills each year and apply the skills in a broader range of sporting activities. We want all of our pupils to strive to be the best they can be, developing a healthy competitive nature as they aim to perform to achieve their personal best.

Swimming and Water Safety

We endeavour for all our pupils at Peel Park to be competent, proficient and confident swimmers over a distance of at least 25 metres by the end of KS2. Pupils should be able to use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different waster-based situations. Pupils are given the opportunity to receive swimming provision across school.


At our school an important objective is for all pupils to develop as young sportsmen and sportswomen, we achieve this by recognising and planning for what becoming better in PE entails – progression - and consequently challenging and supporting our pupils to develop and master skills as they progress through the school. Pupils will have the confidence to apply these skills to a wide range of activities and sports. Our pupils will gain a greater understanding of the importance of sport and physical activity at all stages within the school. They will have a greater understanding of the benefits of sport and physical activity on health and fitness and wellbeing leading healthy, active lives.