We place great value on the physical and mental wellbeing of our pupils: we intend for them to discover and develop freedom of play, to be physically active and to have a sense of physical identity. Our aim is for pupils to apply and show excellence in listening, observing, questioning and reflection skills and to develop attitudes, positive dispositions, physical skilfulness, decision making and good physical condition. Using the ‘Complete PE’ scheme, we provide a clear progression of teaching to enable all pupils to tackle tasks of increasing complexity and technical difficulty as they progress from Reception to Year 6.
Association for Physical Education (afPE)
We subscribe to the Association for Physical Education (afPE) because they are committed to being the representative agency of choice for people delivering physical education, school sport and physical activity in schools.
They develop physical education related policies and related statements, respond to consultations, provide resources, outstanding professional learning across the sector, meet with representatives from partner organisations and political representatives, and promote the subject in a variety of forums. They promote and maintain high standards in safe practice in all aspects and at all levels of physical education, school sport and physical activity and influence developments at national and local levels that will impact on pupils’ physical health and emotional well-being.
The WOW Travel Tracker
We participate in WOW, the year-round walk to school challenge, to record daily pupil journeys and earn their monthly WOW badges. Each class is provided with an engaging dashboard to see which classes are leading the way in active travel. Pupils log daily journeys to school on the system. The WOW Travel Tracker also confirms which pupils have walked enough to earn a badge each month and these key statistics can be used to earn your school a Modeshift STARS award.
Our web-based, interactive WOW Travel Tracker really brings the year-round walk to school challenge to life.
Pathway to Podium 2022
What is Pathway to Podium?
The Pathway to Podium initiative has been designed to recognise and encourage schools' contribution to Physical Education, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA). It celebrates the positive work that schools are delivering in terms of PESSPA and supports schools to improve their offer for the benefit of children and young people.
Pathway to Podium is available for all schools across Birmingham and is designed to use the 2022 Commonwealth Games as a tool to increase the opportunities for young people to be active for a minimum of 60 minutes every day.
How does Pathway to Podium work?
Pathway to Podium will provide a set of criteria across 5 key areas of PROFILE, PARTICIPATION, PERFORMANCE, PEOPLE and PLACES.
Schools will complete an initial self-assessment on each of the 5 key areas and receive a rating (bronze, silver or gold) based on their responses. Schools will need to evidence key strategies they have implemented, the impact this has had on the outcomes and progress for young people and their plans for future development.
Schools will be supported to develop an action plan that enhances their school offer in PESSPA and improves the outcomes for young people. Schools will be encouraged to re-assess on a yearly basis to evidence improvements and prioritise further developments.
School PESSPA Awards
The healthy schools rating scheme is a voluntary scheme for schools that recognises and encourages their contribution to supporting pupils’ health and wellbeing.
Schools will be able to determine how well they are promoting healthy eating and physical activity by completing a self-assessment and receiving a rating based on their answers.
They will receive an award for their performance, and information on how they might improve their healthy living policies.
Active Lives - Children and Young People Survey.
Youth Sport Trust
PE and Swimming Kit