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PE and School Sport at Scholes

P.E policy

What has been happening in school?

Golden time

We have started the new school year off by celebrating good behaviour, hard work and determination with, 'golden time.' The children are loving their Friday afternoons spent playing with lots of new equipment that encourages them to be physically active. Some of these activities include boules, croquet, just dance, velcro hands and catch cups. 

Design a football strip

As part of our World Cup celebrations the children were invited to design a football strip. The entries were fabulous and 40 children were lucky enough to win a Panini football sticker album as their prize.

After School Clubs

A range of after school clubs have been provided to increase children's physical activity throughout the school day. These are in addition to those activities happening on a lunchtime.

Gymnastics                      Fundamental Key Skills

Tennis                               Football

Athletics                           Forest School

Hockey                             Netball

Rugby                              Cricket


Cross Country

It was fantastic to see many of our children compete in the cross country festival @ Gomersal. It was even more exciting to find out that our year 6 boys team have got through to the next stage as well as one of our year 6 girls who happens to be our wildcard runner!


Our year 6 girls and boys have joined a football league with other schools in Kirklees. We played our first game and won with an amazing score of 11-0!


We now have a year 5 and 6 netball team who have already set up their first game against Whitechapel.

Well being 

It has been fantastic to have different forms of physical activity in school to try and encourage children to move and exercise in different ways.

Year 3 and 4 loved taking part in a ballet workshop. The boys were particularly inspired to see a man training them in the art.

Years 1,2 and 3 have loved their taster sessions with Rob's Little Ninja karate school. Many have shown an interest in doing this out of school.

Sports Leaders

We have just appointed some sports leaders from year 5. Their role is to help children play together at lunchtime by getting them more active.



What do our children think of our after school clubs?

After carrying out a survey with all our children in school we can conclude that our after school clubs are a success. 79% of our children told us they really enjoy attending them and they keep them active. 68% feel that there is a good choice of clubs and that the sports coach deals with any difficult situations or behaviour.

However, at the moment we only have 60% of the school attending them. We therefore aim to increase this number before the end of this year and look at why 40% of children are not attending.

Get Set For PE

Rationale for Get Set for PE


Since Covid staff feel less confident in planning and teaching P.E. Particularly as CPD had dried up and staff were out of practice. For a few years we used Sports coaches to help guide staff and increase their knowledge. However, we felt this was not quite enriching staff in the way we wanted as the coaches were mainly in control.

We therefore felt it would be beneficial to have a central hub of resources and a scheme that matches the National Curriculum skills and standards.

After asking for advice and recommendation from other schools we chose Get Set for P.E.

This scheme provides teachers with detailed lesson plans. There is also resources, video clips, an introduction to each unit, key skills the children are developing, learning objectives linked to the National Curriculum, links to other subjects, assessment criteria as well as a tool to record and collect assessment data.

There is clear progression through the lessons and a development of areas such as yoga for example that our teachers would not attempt without the support of Get Set for P.E.

Our link Governor

Sport is something that has always been of huge importance in my life, since I was a young child. I would play football, cricket and tennis, primarily, as a child and then teenager, and I always enjoyed the opportunity to be active and be involved in sports.

During my teenage years, I qualified as a football referee as I looked at ways to potentially become involved in sport in a more professional capacity until work eventually took over!

In the past few years, I have taken up running as I find this a quick and easy way to be able to take in some form of exercise on a regular basis. Running provides me with the opportunity to keep fit physically, but it also helps to keep my mental health feeling positive as being able to get out in the fresh air and get moving always makes me feel better.

I also now coach my youngest son's junior football team and it gives me a great sense of pride and satisfaction in watching them develop and enjoy playing sport.



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