At Oakhurst Primary School, we believe that physical education is a key area of the curriculum to help children develop a range of positive personal skills and attitudes to life. To this end, we continually strive to deliver a PE curriculum that inspires and motivates children to develop a love of sport and a competitive spirit.
We hold the prestigious School Games Mark Gold Award, a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of PE and School Sport, across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels.
The award is nationally recognised as the kite mark for school sport, and to achieve Gold level is an incredible achievement. To achieve the award, we have had to demonstrate excellence in Participation, Supporting Talented Athletes, Competition, Leadership, Inclusion and Community Links; all within a PE and School Sport setting.
Our pupils are provided with opportunities to develop their skills across a wide range of sports and disciplines. We teach 25 different sports, from a full range of athletic, hockey, football, tennis and dodgeball. To support the curriculum, the school offers a wide range of extra-curricular clubs such as street dance, basketball and football. Our pupils are given opportunities to compete in local sports festivals. In year three, children are given opportunities to develop their swimming skills. We have a school hall, large field and and a hard outdoor sport surface.
The aims of our physical education provision:
1. To develop physical co-ordination and competence by pupils gaining a positive attitude and sense of achievement.
2. To promote the physical and psychological benefits of participation in various activities whilst at school and throughout life.
3. To gain a fair sense of play, based on rules and develop positive sporting behaviour.
4. To develop artistic and aesthetic appreciation within and through movement.
5. To help children develop socially through competition and co-operation between individuals and groups, providing personal commitment, loyalty and teamwork.
6. To promote positive attitudes towards healthy lifestyles and physical fitness and an understanding of the biological aspects of the body in relation to fitness and well-being. (i.e. by encouraging walking to school)
7. To provide equal opportunity for all pupils to enjoy, achieve and reach their full potential, regardless of their race, gender, cultural background or physical ability.