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...a haven of hope and aspiration...

At Archbishop Courtenay Primary School, we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We aim to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We try to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness and give them opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development.


British Values

At Archbishop Courtenay Primary school, we understand clearly our responsibility in preparing children for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, laying the foundations so that they can take their place successfully in modern British society. This is evidenced through our teaching and learning, our inclusive environment and through the many opportunities provided for our children to understand democracy, law, liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.



Our PE curriculum, runs from EYFS to Year, we currently set a specific sport per term across the whole school so that we can see progression across the whole school with specific skills. As a result, we are able to organise termly sporting competitions between classes in hubs, to create the competitiveness of sport.



Children are monitored on termly basis through The Power of PE assessments whereby teachers colour code termly using 4 boxes to show whether a child is emerging, expected or working at an exceptional level.  We aim to sign post children to specific local clubs and sports if they are showing exceptional ability. At the end of the unit, teachers assess children’s progress towards the end of key stage national curriculum objectives. We use this to support our identification of gifted and talented pupils.


Collective Evidence

At Archbishop Courtenay Primary School, we believe that all pupils should have the opportunities to share their pupil voice. We do this in a number of ways. The curriculum allows opportunities for pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding when using their pupil voice. The subject leader finds out pupil’s opinions about the teaching of PE and the content covered through interviewing selected pupils during lesson observations. The subject leader acts upon the comments and suggestions of pupils wherever possible.


Enrichment Opportunities

  • We are part of Maidstone School Games and termly we take part in inter school sporting competitions and activities.
  • Each term with our focus sport we aim to have an inspirational visitor / leader to demonstrate specific skills of their sport, to inspire children to be the best they can be. For example, in Term 1 we had Paul Sturgess in for the day. Children in year groups across the whole school spent some time with him, learning specific skills as well as having an introductory talk with him about he became a world renown sports person.


Targets 2021-2022

  • Increase our involvement within Maidstone Games, involving children in competitive sports and activities.
  • Embed the new Power of PE Planning and Assessment.
  • To promote PE across the school through friendly, fun and competitive competitions inside and outside of school.



This will be monitored through the collection of pupil and staff voices, up-to-date data from our summative assessments, looking through the children’s books and learning walks with lesson observations.