Physical Education

Intent, Implementation and Impact


At the heart of our curriculum lie our school values (respect, responsibility, honesty and pride) and these are reflected in the daily life of school. Our coverage of sports and games are informed by the National Curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests. Our aim is that, through the teaching of PE, our pupils:

  • are provided with an engaging curriculum which is planned sequentially allowing children to develop their knowledge and skills
  • are provided with opportunities to make a positive impact in their own physical health, healthy eating habits and mental well-being at school that will continue through their life
  • are inspired and excited through a wider range of experiences such as tournaments, inter-house competitions and extra-curriculum activities
  • are offered a safe, secure, inclusive and enjoyable environment so they can all develop their own physical confidence, problem solving and communication skills


At Goat Lees, our PE curriculum has been planned by the PE subject lead to ensure knowledge and skills develop sequentially through the school. The School Curriculum incorporates the National Curriculum but extends beyond this to include the wider opportunities provided at Goat Lees Primary School.

  • Our teachers will have good subject knowledge and pedagogy. We strive to maintain and improve this through training, observing and undertaking research within our school and other schools in the Care Foundation Trust in with Elite Sports
  • The National Curriculum is used as a basis for our school curriculum map. There is sufficient flexibility within the school curriculum to allow for the interest of the children, the adults and needs of the cohort
  • The sports we offer are inclusive and challenge pupils of all abilities. These sports include; Boccia, Kurling, Football, Handball, Archery, Lacrosse, Gymnastics, Dance, Orienteering, Athletics, Swimming, Netball, Basketball and Dodgeball
  • We provide a range of equipment at break and lunch times for the children to continue to promote physical health and well-being. These include; Table Tennis, Basketball, Football, Champ Games, Climbing Equipment, Trim Trails and Team Building Activity Areas
  • We provide opportunities across the PE curriculum to include speaking and listening skills to support the development of oracy
  • We provide wider experiences within our PE curriculum to inspire and engage children into having a passion for sport. These include trips to Wembley to watch the Women’s FA Cup Final, trips to Wimbledon to watch the tennis tournament, Inter-school competitions, swimming lessons, cycling proficiency programmes and after-school sport clubs that range across all ages at the school
  • We offer opportunities for our families to engage with their child’s learning through our annual School Games Day
  • We offer fun and innovative sessions to allow children to enjoy a wide range of sports


By the time the children leave Goat Lees Primary School, they should have developed:

  • A secure knowledge and understanding of the skills they have been taught across the curriculum, and how this impacts on living a healthy life-style through regular exercise
  • The ability to demonstrate what they have learnt
  • The ability to swim at least 25 meters before the end of Year 6 and have the knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water
  • The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate a performance or action
  • A passion for sports and an enthusiastic engagement in learning, which will help them to lead a more active and healthy life-style in the future

If you would like to find out more about our areas of study, please click here  for the whole school curriculum map for PE.

If you would like to see how our PE lessons are sequenced throughout the school, please click here  for our whole school PE curriculum. Our teachers then use a medium term planning document to help them plan individual lessons, please click here to see an example of this.

 If you would like to see how our Early Years Curriculum links to the PE curriculum in years 1-6, please click here.

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