Physical Education and Sports

All pupils are entitled to a progressive and comprehensive physical education programme which embraces current Statutory Orders of the National Curriculum and takes into account individual interests and needs.

In order to ensure children received high quality lessons, where learning builds upon prior learning and progress is made, children in KS1 and KS2 take part in 2 x 1 hour sessions each week. In the Foundation Stage, children receive daily access to activities indoors and outdoors that build upon their fine and gross motor development as well as 1hours PE lesson.

What is real PE?

real PE is a unique, child-centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to engage and challenge EVERY child at The Shrubbery School.

It provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for our EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.

What Makes real PE unique?

real PE is, first and foremost, a philosophy and approach which aims to transform how we teach PE in order to include, challenge and support EVERY child. It supports our teachers to make small changes that will have a significant impact on their learners.

We here at The Shrubbery School offer a wide range of competition levels. We are very lucky to be able to offer our students Level 0 competition through our partnership and pilot work with The Youth Sports Trust (YST), Your School Games (YSG) and Topya Active. This is individual tailored competition through the use of the Topya Active App.

We also offer Level 1 inter-house competitions throughout the academic year during the conclusion of a topic. We often use our Level 1 competition results to select our ‘A’ teams for the Level 2 competitions.

We participate in a wide variety of Level 2 competitions each academic year through the WS Active Society (WSAS) and many other partner organisations. Level 2 competitions are intra-school festivals in which we compete against other local schools. If the school is successful in the Level 2 competitions then they may qualify for a Level 3 competition.

Level 3 competitions are regional competitions in which the school would represent the town or sports partnership.