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PE at Holbrook


In Holbrook C of E Primary School, the intent of our Physical Education (PE) curriculum is to provide all pupils with a broad, balanced, and high-quality PE program that inspires a love for physical activity and promotes physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Our intent is deeply rooted in our school's ethos and values, focusing not only on developing physical skills but also on fostering resilience, teamwork, and sportsmanship in line with our Christian principles. We aim to ensure all pupils, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds, have equal opportunities to excel in PE and develop a lifelong passion for staying active.


"No matter what or where you come from, if you work hard at something you can achieve it.' Mo Farah



Our PE provision is achieved through a well-structured and progressive curriculum that is carefully designed to meet the needs and interests of all our pupils. We offer a diverse range of activities, including traditional sports, dance, gymnastics, outdoor pursuits, and mindfulness exercises, to cater to different preferences and abilities. PE lessons are delivered by our qualified and enthusiastic sports coach, Mr Miles, who provides engaging, inclusive, and challenging activities that promote skill development, creativity, and problem-solving.

We place a strong emphasis on collaboration with our external partners, RS Coaching and Amber Valley School Support Partnership, to enrich our PE provision further. This collaboration allows us to offer specialist coaching sessions, competitive opportunities, and access to a wider range of sporting facilities, all of which enhance the overall experience for our pupils. We also actively involve parents and carers in our PE program through family sports days and after-school clubs to reinforce the importance of physical activity beyond the school setting.

After-school clubs provide an excellent opportunity for pupils to further develop their passion for physical activity in a fun and relaxed environment. We offer a variety of after-school sports clubs, such as football, fitness, athletics, and dodgeball, to cater to different interests and abilities. These clubs are led by our dedicated sports coach, teachers and external coaches, providing additional opportunities for pupils to refine their skills, build friendships, and enhance their overall well-being through regular participation.

As part of our PE provision, swimming is introduced in Year 4, and bikeability training is also incorporated in the curriculum (Year 4 and Year 5) to develop cycling skills and promote road safety awareness among pupils. Swimming lessons are conducted at the local swimming pool under the supervision of qualified swimming instructors and school staff. Bikeability training is delivered by certified instructors and covers essential cycling proficiency, including helmet safety, road positioning, and hazard awareness, equipping pupils with the necessary skills to cycle safely on and off-road.

To ensure the sustainability and continuous improvement of our PE provision, we regularly assess and evaluate the impact of our curriculum through a combination of formative and summative assessments, pupil feedback, and observations. This data-driven approach enables us to identify areas for development, celebrate successes, and adapt our provision to meet the evolving needs of our pupils effectively.



Through our PE provision, we have observed a significant positive impact on our pupils in various aspects of their development. Pupils demonstrate improved physical literacy, confidence, and resilience, evidenced by their enhanced skills, techniques, and attitudes towards physical activity. Our pupils actively engage in PE lessons, showing enthusiasm, determination, and a willingness to challenge themselves, both individually and as part of a team.

Furthermore, our PE program has contributed to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle among our pupils, with many showing a keen interest in participating in extra-curricular sports clubs, competitions, and recreational activities outside of school hours. This increased engagement in physical activity has not only improved the overall well-being of our pupils but has also positively impacted their academic performance, attendance, and social interactions within the school community.

In summary, our outstanding PE provision has successfully fostered a positive and supportive environment that nurtures the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of all our pupils, aligning with our school's ethos and values. By instilling a passion for physical activity and promoting essential life skills through PE, we are preparing our pupils to lead healthy, active, and fulfilling lives both now and in the future.


“Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.” – Simone Biles

Progression in PE