National Curriculum Physical Education (PE)

National Curriculum Physical Education (PE)

Physical Education is one of the four key strands of the PL Primary Stars programme. As the charitable arm of a Premier League Football Club, we strongly believe PE to be of the utmost importance.

As a national leader in community sporting provision, we have made certain that one of our specialisms is the planning, delivery and critical evaluation of High-Quality National Curriculum Physical Education. We endeavour to offer this to all schools across our surrounding regions, with the aim of providing opportunities for children to develop competence in order to excel in a broad range of physical activities. We also want them to be physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives.

We believe that PE should be placed inherently at the heart of the process to allow children to lead a wholesome, active lifestyle from an early age, and see the subject as a tool to facilitate greater impact in lives away from the pitch or the sports hall. It is something that, if implemented effectively, can completely transform a child’s ability to concentrate, to apply themselves and to think strategically in many other subjects.

We aim to continuously inform our delivery of PE in partner schools, with industry-led best practice and new, innovative ideas so that the children of our surrounding regions can access meaningful, purpose-driven lessons that are linked to the National Curriculum for Physical Education. These lessons are underpinned by vital life lessons that create outstanding members of society.

The preparation, implementation and analysis of PE lessons sits within the remit of BFCitC’s team of Sport Development Coaches, who are experts within the area. Our Sport Development Coaches are highly skilled and trained practitioners who possess an abundance of knowledge, strategies and qualifications that allow them to deliver lessons that are enriching and holistically beneficial to a child’s physiological, sociological and psychological development.

Our Sport Development Coaches also hold a wealth of qualifications and enhanced checks that allow them to deliver the width and breadth of the National Curriculum for Physical Education to children of all ages.

Delivery is inclusive of the below topics, embodied within the curriculum at the two Primary School Key Stages:

Key Stage 1

  • Mastery of basis movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching.
  • Development of balance, agility and coordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Participation in team games which develops simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • Performance of dances using simple movements and patterns.

Key Stage 2

  • Utilise running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • Participate in competitive games which are modified where appropriate i.e. football, basketball, cricket, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis.
  • Application of basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Development of flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • Performance of dances using a range of movement patterns.
  • Comparison of their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvements to achieve their personal best.
  • Participation in outdoor and/or advantageous activity challenges through the charity’s Outdoor Centre at Whitehough in Pendle (trained and qualified staff will lead all activities in compliance with national regulations).

Each lesson is delivered in accordance with our informed PE and School Sport philosophy and DNA. The model offers an insight into the level of detail and quality that our Sport Development Coaches input into their planning and delivery.

The DNA is constructed alongside advice provided by the Football Association (FA), Premier League and Association for Physical Education, and provides assurance as to what a partner school will receive through programme delivery.