What are our aims?

Through growing research and evidence surrounding the links between physical activity and improvements in achievement, the government are pushing Physical Education (PE) to be raised to the same status as the core subjects. Boosting children’s executive functioning (skills to help them organise information) through PE can intern transfer to academic tasks.

At Crowland, PE is an area of strength and we recognise and understand the importance of a robust curriculum. “It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.” (The National Curriculum Physical Education Purpose of Study)

Our aims:

  • For ‘most’ children to be physical literate when they leave Crowland (“The motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding, to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activity for life
  • To provide high quality, engaging Physical Education lessons for all pupils
  • To provide high quality extra-curricular activities for all pupils
  • To enable children to continue lifelong enjoyment and participation in sport
  • To increase the overall level of physical activity for each child


At Crowland, PE is predominantly taught by specialist sports staff. All teaching staff are trained to ensure that PE is taught in line with our school's key drivers:

Active Learning:

  • Engaging lessons
  • Good equipment and resources
  • High expectations regarding participation

Excellent Communication:

  • Physical literacy
  • Using high level vocabulary to engage in lessons
  • Positive language used by adults around skill sets being taught

Taking Care of Self and Others:

  • Children to be educated on the importance of taking care of ourselves physically
  • Sport and other physical activity is linked to good mental health
  • Development the self-confidence of all pupils through participation


  • Photo and video evidence of sport and PE
  • Specialist staff tracks the progress of all pupils from Eearly Years through to Year 6