Curriculum at Southbury

Physical Education

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At Southbury Primary School, we are committed to providing high quality PE lessons, delivered by both class teachers and a specialist Sports Coach.

At Southbury Primary School, we have used the Sports Premium to employ six Sports Coaches to lead lunchtime physical activities. The coaches work across our three playgrounds to provide a range of activities, which are available to all pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Regular dialogue between coaches and teaching staff ensures that we can identify pupils’ areas for development and also recognise individual talent in particular sports. 

At Southbury we believe in promoting healthy, active lifestyles. All Key Stage 2 children participate in the Daily Mile. We encourage children of all abilities to participate in a range of lunchtime activities and aim to inspire our pupils to continue participating in sporting activities outside of school. The Sports Premium funding has enabled our school to increase the provision of structured lunchtime activities, ensuring that children reach the minimum daily requirement of 30 minutes of physical activity at school per day.

The employment of Sports Coaches has helped to raise the profile of PE around the school. Children are encouraged to participate in physical activity, and the verbal feedback from pupils’ has been positive.

Alongside staff CPD sessions, we also aim to send teaching staff on a variety of Borough PE courses to develop their skills and increase their confidence with teaching PE.

The information below shows the data for swimming and water safety for pupils who left Southbury at the end of the last academic year.

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 3%

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 3%

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 100%

Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way? No