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  • Encourage participation and enjoyment of a range of fitness and physical activity to support good choices for future physical, social and emotional well-being.
  • Build co-ordination and development of core and technical skills and understanding of how the body works.
  • Develop positive communication skills as they learn to play by the rules, develop tactics and demonstrate sportsmanship. 
  • Build confidence, determination, self-esteem and resilience.
  • Opportunity to compete in competition situations.
  • Encourage pupils to understand and develop the 5 key skills of a Sports Leader (communication, self-belief, teamwork, self-management, problem solving).
  • Develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to be a leader and provide memorable experiences throughout a student’s journey within Physical Education.


PE is taught twice-weekly. 

At the engage phase, the pupils will:

  • Develop participation and engagement so that they enjoy PE and being active.
  • Learn, practise and secure a range of skills that transfer across different sports.
  • Experience success and gain self-confidence.
  • Develop good sporting attitudes.
  • Learn in a safe environment.

At the develop phase, pupils will continue to build upon skills taught at engage phase and additionally:

  • Understand basic rules and keep to them.
  • Experience positive competition.
  • Develop a range of skills and tactics.
  • Identify and describe elements of performance and technique which are effective; explaining what needs to be practised and improved.
  • Have a foundation for life-long physical activity.
  • Pupils that demonstrate more interest in PE have a chance to take part in a variety of Sports fixtures such as dodgeball, athletics, football, boccia and swimming (SESSA).  This provides students experience of a competition, while developing their teamwork, communication, resilience, confidence and sense of belonging.

At the achieve phase students will be working on their Level 1/2 of the Sports Leader course and through this will:

  • Be able to plan and lead lessons or part of a lesson.
  • Help organise sporting events.
  • Develop coaching skills by helping coach younger pupils and think about methodologies that will help them improve their own techniques or game strategy.

Planned opportunities for Reading:

  • Through the sports leaders’ learner evidence record (LER).
  • Information of the fixtures on the sports hall.
  • Games using words indicating techniques that need to be used.
  • Cards with ideas of activities form warm up and cool down, when leading parts of the lesson.
  • Keywords on the sports hall wall related to the topic being taught.


Students will experience a range of sports and activities that promote good health and well-being into adulthood. It will also give students the opportunity to understand popular sports, which will enhance their social engagement.  Students will participate in various organised competitions; this will reinforce the skills they have learned during planed lessons times and encourage greater team spirit and self-esteem. Participation in sporting events will provide opportunities for EHCP target development, such as effective communication, teamwork, regulation of emotions, building resilience and developing a mindset that encourages training and development, likewise this mindset would be expected to be transferred across the curriculum.


The Sports Leader course is designed to develop better organisation, motivation and communication skills, whilst also focusing on positive role models in sport, how to mentor others and how to use leadership skills in a variety of settings (coaching, teaching, official, sports development, event organiser and armed forces).