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Intent, Implementation and Impact




At the Berkeley Academy, we STRIVE to do our best and to develop a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all children to become lifelong participants in sport and physical activity. We aim to:

  • Deliver high-quality teaching by ensuring all lessons are sequenced and accessible to children of all abilities.
  • Expose children to inspirational athletes to act as positive role models in their sporting and life goals, and further inspire an active generation.
  • Teach children how to cooperate and collaborate effectively as part of a team and compete appropriately against others, adhering to the principles of fairness, sportsmanship and respect. These are core values we hope to embed in the children to aid in preparing them for the world we live in.
  • Provide opportunities for all students to be physically active for sustained periods of time and teach them the value of leading healthy, active lives and making informed and appropriate lifestyle choices.



  • PE at The Berkeley Academy provides enjoyable learning that challenges children through a range of sporting activities including: Invasion Games, Net & Wall Games, Strike and Field Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Outdoor & Adventure Activities and Swimming


  • Children participate in two PE lessons each week, covering two sporting activities every half term which follows the long-term plan to ensure requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.


  • All lessons are sequenced and progressive to ensure learning is age and ability appropriate. 


  • Children have high quality lessons which promote healthy lifestyles and develop the children’s vocabulary and understanding.


  • The physical education curriculum is delivered by our class teachers and regular CPD sessions are delivered through Stoke City Primary Stars for all staff who teach PE.


  • PE lessons at The Berkeley are accessible for all children regardless of sporting ability. We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children, including those with SEND.


  • Year 3 children attend swimming lessons at Crewe Lifestyle Centre which are taught by specialist swimming teachers, to cover the National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety. In addition, top up swimming lessons are offered to children in Year 6 to ensure all children are able to swim 25m before leaving The Berkeley Academy.


  • We promote both participation and competition through P.E and sport. We ensure all children experience competition at some level, individually or in a team, within lessons.


  • All children in KS1 and KS2 have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular sport activities throughout the year.


  • We have an annual KS1 and KS2 Sports Day, with the emphasis on participation and achievement for all.


  • Children in KS1 and KS2 have opportunities to participate in the local Crewe and Nantwich School Sport Partnership inter- school sports competitions.


  • Year 5/6 Play Leaders develop their leadership skills to lead activities and games during lunch times to promote healthy active lifestyles.


  • The Berkeley Mile Track is used to help meet the government guideline of children being active for 60 minutes a day.


P.E is assessed continuously by teachers. Through the Get Set 4 PE assessment criteria, they are able to judge whether pupils are meeting the learning objectives through observing during lessons and by reviewing end of unit progress. Teachers are able to adjust activities to support or challenge as appropriate.



At The Berkeley, the quality teaching of PE and the opportunities available inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and to be lifelong participants in physical activity. The pupils will:

  • Succeed, enjoy their learning, be resilient and consistently give their best efforts at all times to achieve their potential and personal best.
  • Enhance their well-being through teaching and learning about healthy lifestyles
  • Have competence and confidence in their own ability in a range of sports
  • Have a positive approach to physical activity in their academic and social life
  • Be able to swim 25m unassisted and perform a self-rescue
  • Have the opportunity to attend a wide range of extracurricular clubs to encourage them to find enjoyment in activities they can continue to participate in at local clubs
  • Have the opportunity to create lasting memories by representing the school in differ
  • Understand and appreciate the impact individuals have had in sport