At The Berkeley we strive to deliver a high quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils achieve their full potential in sports, physical activity, wider health and well-being activities beyond the curriculum. Our physical education curriculum is designed to ensure all pupils have access to 2 hours of physical education, sport, physical activity and well-being activities each week.
We believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience success in Physical Education. The curriculum is planned to enable children to try a wide variety of sports, helping to find the ones that they enjoy the most. Lessons are designed to develop the fundamental physical skills in KS1, then continue to build on these as children progress through school.
We are committed to ensuring every child gets the chance to practise and develop their skills in a range of traditional and non-traditional sports. Every child deserves to experience an appropriate level of challenge regardless of their current knowledge and ability in that sporting area. Lessons are designed with this in mind, as we want to encourage and inspire a life-long love of physical activity.
In line with the national curriculum for physical education here at The Berkeley we aim to ensure all pupils:
At The Berkeley Academy, we follow the Government’s National Curriculum for Physical Education. Each child is timetabled to have 2 hours of physical activity each week. Every half-term two different sports are taught within each year group.
Our physical education curriculum is high quality, inclusive, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression. Through completing the curriculum, pupils are deemed to be making expected progress. Children all have the opportunity to represent the school at sport competitions or festivals. Regardless of social/economic grouping, all children are offered access to after-school sports clubs which support their physical and mental well-being.
Partnership with Parents and Local Community
Parents are encouraged to support their child’s education in all subjects and are invited to many events. They are also welcome to attend some sports competitions that their child is participating in when possible.
The Berkeley Academy buys in to Crewe and Nantwich School Sports Partnership (CNSSP). CNSSP enables our pupils to compete in many sports competitions against local schools. This enables our pupils to develop their team building skills as well as interact with children from across the community.
The Berkeley Academy also receive support from Stoke City Primary Stars where they deliver active English and Maths sessions to our pupils and as well as delivering after school clubs. The Primary Stars programme also lends itself to deliver high quality CPD sessions for our staff onsite within our own environment.
We aim to provide a curriculum that all pupils can access. This means personalising and adapting our practice to target the needs of our pupils, setting individual targets where appropriate and valuing the diverse experiences that our pupils bring to school. It also includes providing specialised resources where appropriate.
We have high expectations of all our children and aim to overcome any potential barriers to their learning.
For further information please refer to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Accessibility Plan
Special Educational Needs
Our physical education curriculum ensures all children are included and supported to reach their potential within mainstream physical education lessons. Staff ensure all children’s abilities are catered for and lessons are adapted where necessary.
We aim to meet the individual needs of all our pupils; some pupils require a more personalised approach to access the curriculum and this is fully discussed with parents. Decisions about support and personalised learning are made in consultation with parents.
If pupils fail to make progress or have difficulty in physical education then the teacher discusses this with relevant staff. This may lead to discussions taking place with the SENDCO and the class teacher, and decisions made about support.