Physical Education (PE) Rationale
PE is at the heart of our outdoor learning, and we believe that ALL children should have the opportunity to:
Horsley is an all-inclusive school where events and competitions push, challenge and excite every child. We are part of a long-established sports network, School Sports Games and Atlas Games, which organises many sporting festivals. They allow us to compete against local schools in a variety of sports. In addition, intra-school competitions prepare children to take part and fulfil their potential.
Our programme of study includes a progression of skills, and each child has the opportunity for two hours of PE a week. In addition, we use dance, gymnastics, invasion games, net/wall games, striking and fielding games, athletics, and outdoor adventurous activities to deliver quality first teaching and promote a lifelong active lifestyle.
We have specialist teachers and instructors that support physical education within our curriculum. In addition, all teachers receive training and opportunity to keep developing their subject knowledge, skills, and understanding to support curriculum development throughout the school.
We have an extensive physical after-school provision that aims to create confident and healthy children. Additional school programmes and initiatives run alongside lessons to further develop areas of sport such as 'The Weekly Mile'.
The Weekly Mile
The Weekly Mile is a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health and wellbeing of children. We do it every Friday morning before school starts.