P.E. in Our Curriculum
At Galliard Primary School we share the belief and understanding that there is a positive association between academic attainment and physical activity levels of children, and that pupils with better health and well-being are likely to achieve better academically (Public Health England, 2014).
This page, and the side tabs, give an overview of how and why we give our pupils high quality physical activity in our curriculum.
Each clas is timetabled to have one indoor and one outdoor P.E. lesson each week. Sometimes we have to be flexible if the hall is being used for play rehearsals or special events, but that's all part of life in a busy primary school! We try to get outside for P.E. in all weathers and make sure the children stay warm and active in the cold.
The National Curriculum for P.E. is covered at school through the Enfield Scheme of Work for P.E. This covers all aspects of the National Curriculum from Early Years up to Year 6. As you will see in the P.E. overview, the children are taught a huge range of skills and given opportunities to use lots of different equipment.
Indoor P.E. lessons are taught by class teachers and our outdoor lessons are led by our sports coach David Brewington. Helen Nicholls, a P.E. advisory teacher for the London Borough of Enfield, also comes into the school every Tuesday. She is always available and happy to help teachers with P.E.
At Galliard we currently hold the Sainsbury's Gold Kitemark Award which acknowledges our excellent provision and competition in and out of school for Physical Education and Sport.