Our Vision for PE:
At Bradley Barton, we aim for all of the children to develop themselves socially, personally and cognitively as part of a restorative community. PE contributes to this by developing sportsmanship and enjoyment throughout PE and sport, as well as community involvement through a variety of clubs and teams. PE contributes to mental and physical health as well as building the vital skills of collaboration, communication and resilience.
Physical education at Bradley Barton Primary School - led by Mr. Easterbrook
Physical education is a core component in the health and welfare of our children at Bradley Barton. Our physical education curriculum provides the children with several opportunities to try something new. We encourage our children to actively participate in all sports and therefore our emphasis is placed on participation where all children are given the opportunity to succeed at every level.
The children at Bradley Barton participate in outdoor and indoor PE sessions. We offer the children two hours of Physical Education each week. All children take part in a full range of sporting activities throughout the academic year. These include a wide range of team sports such as TAG rugby, football, netball, hockey, cricket, Dartmoor 3 ball and handball. as well as individual sports such as athletics, badminton, tennis, gymnastics and cross country. Children also participate in swimming lessons at the local swimming pool.
Children should ensure that they have a full PE kit in school for their PE days, or preferably for the week in case of changes to the timetable. This consists of a t-shirt of the colour of your child's tor, plain navy or black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers with a suitable tread. During winter, children are encouraged to wear extra layers (jumpers). Please ensure that PE kit is plain with no slogans and no logos larger than a 50p piece.
Staff professional development
We use some of our Sports Premier funding to employ a sports coach. The sports coach is highly skilled and experienced in supporting staff in delivering high quality P.E lessons. This role includes working alongside staff to team teach, model good practice and provide guidance and mentoring. Also, as part of our school partnership package, we are able to access the expertise of experienced secondary PE specialists to work alongside and support staff to enhance PE provision within our school. Currently, Ian Patchett comes into school for three 'Impact Days' each year, where he supports us to develop certain areas of our PE provision such as active breaktimes, developing competitions within and between classes and specific professional development for staff.
At Bradley Barton we have a wide range of extracurricular clubs running after school. Clubs are provided for free to ensure that all children have access. We aim to consistently provide after school opportunities for the children that will extend their experiences at school. If there is a club that you would like to see happen, please let the school know and we will see if this is something we can offer.
Sports competitions, tournaments and festivals
We use some of our Sports Premium funding to buy into the South Dartmoor Schools Sports Partnership. Every year, the partnership provides us with numerous local learning community festivals and competitions to participate in. These are accessed by a significant number of children ranging from a team event competition to a whole class festival. We also participate in our local primary school netball and football leagues as well as other competitions through national bodies such as the FA.
School Games Mark
Super news! Bradley Barton Primary achieved the Platinum Award for PE in 2017/2018, which will carry through to 2021/22. Bradley Barton also achieved Gold in 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of PE, sport and competition across their school. We are extremely proud of our award and look forward to maintaining such high standards.
At Bradley Barton, we follow Get Set 4 PE to support teachers in ensuring they are delivering high quality, progressive PE lessons. In this document, you will see how the skills that your child learns develop from EYFS to Year 6 across the range of elements of the PE curriculum.