Physical Education

Our current year prioritied are:

  1. To develop assessment in PE through the use of the Succeed in platform and ipads
  2. To develop teachers subject knowledge through the use of succeed in platform and specialist coaches and TOPS cards
  3. To ensure we get back to a full suite of active opportunities to support healthand wellbeing after COVID return to school through PE, After school clubs, TASA and Sports games opportunities.

in 2019 we began working with West Lancs Sports Partnership and continued the sports collaboration within TARDiS. This has proved a successful decision and we have benefitted from high quality CPD and coaching for staff and children and a continuation of regular competative and inclusive sporting events.

From 2020 , West Lancs sports partnership are launching a new 2 year cycle for their curriculum coverage in PE which we are adopting and this includes an assessment app for us to use to assess and continually develop our children's techniques. This follows on from our involvement in a National Edge Hill study into sleep, wellbeing and physical exercise of year 5 and 6 pupils. The report is available to read on this page. 

Our links within our cluster provide sport and fitness enrichment through the THRIVE element of TaRDIS where we plan competitions, festivals and a variety of sporting opportunities in addition to the School Games elements. Some of these key enrichment opportunities are sports ahll athletics, swim gala, TASA olympics through Edge Hill and provide links to local clubs such as Golf in Banks, newly renovated and youth Cricket team at Bretherton, Crown Green Bowling in Bretherton, Tarleton Rugby club and Tarleton Corinthians.

All children follow the National Curriculum for Physical Education, which promotes a healthy lifestyle, co-operation and opportunities for individual practice and team work. It promotes wellbeing, emotional and physical wellbeing and can build character. We ensure that Christian values of fairness, respect, perseverance and service are woven within our curruiculum. 

From 2021 our curriulum has been planned through the Succeedin platform and we assess our pupils using the same platform. The lessons are taught through WLSP coaches and our staff along with any other external sports coach that we believe enhances the opportunities and skills of our pupils in different sports. 


We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.  


P.E. lessons comprise of dance, gymnastics, games, athletics and outdoor activities.  A range of resources is used to support teaching and learning in P.E.  Small and large apparatus is used in indoor lessons in the hall, as well as CDs to support dance activities.  A variety of dance traditions is taught.

The school has extensive grassed areas, which are used for sports, particularly in the summer term.  We also benefit from some outside tuition in sports from professional coaches purchased through the sports funding for schools. We sources funding for a Multi Use games Area in May 2020.

We believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We aim for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness and that opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Using our sports funding we have bought into West Lancs Sports Partnership coaching programme to provide the following opportunities:

  • Dance
  • Tag Rugby
  • Football (including league matches)
  • Cricket (including Quick Cricket competitions)
  • Tennis (including tennis events)
  • Balance Bikes
  • Bikeability
  • Schools Competitions
  • Change4life: Health and Well-Being activities including a bag of resources
  • Training for Young Play Leaders
  • Gymnastics
  • Orienteering

This is in addition to activities we already provide, including:

  • Two PE sessions for each child per week
  • 2 year groups receive a weekly swimming lesson for more tfour terms over 2 years to exceed National Curriculum expectations
  • A residential outdoor activity weekend at Robinwood; Hothersall Lodge
  • Annual sports day (competitive)
  • Football and netball after-school clubs (run by parents and staff);
  • the opportunity to join after-school activies, Street Dance, Zumba, Jujitzu, Fencing, cricket clubs (paid for by parents);
  • ‘Bikeability’ for Y6
  • Football / Netball friendly competitions (home and away matches) linked to TARDIS cluster of schools
  • variety of after school and lunch time coaching sessions
  • sponsored events and theme sessions involving sports and fitness
  • Yoga and massage
  • Daily mile initiative
  • Active lunchtime 
  • Specialists coaches in Cricket, golf , rugby and football.

We have created stepping stones to enable us to measure progress and ensure high expectations of our children in PE



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