PE

We recognise PE as a valuable  foundation subject where we recognise its potential to develop our children physically, mentally and socially. We believe that high-quality PE lessons will inspire our children to live a happy and healthy life styles, whilst providing our children with the knowledge and skills that they require to understand the role of PE in the world we are apart of. Throughout our curriculum design, we strive for our pupils to: ·

  • Acquire and develop new skills in isolation and through activities and games;
  • Select and apply appropriate skills, tactics and compositional ideas through games and activities;
  • Evaluate their own and others’ performance in order to improve;
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how PE and sport contributes to staying physically, mentally and emotionally healthy
  • Experience a range of roles that are important in sport i.e. performer , leader, coach etc..
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • Play and perform activities and games to apply skills and strategy

Each class receives an hour PE led by our HTLP Sports Coach during PPA and an hour taught by their class teacher. The PE LTP is set out with support from Easington School Sports Partnership, where we utilize their specialist service to enhance our provision. Each half term will see the year group complete a different core task around invasion games, dance, gymnastics or athletics.

Our PE Overview

Our PE Overview outlines the essential details to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum whilst providing our teachers with the tools required to support the development of fully rounded active children. These details include: –

  • progression of teaching topics, activities and core tasks as a stimulus for learning;
  • identification of PE skills to teach, learn and practise;
  • prioritised knowledge and facts to know, supporting an improved conceptual understanding around PE and physical activity

At Ribbon, our wide variety of facilities (Sports Hall, Studio, field, yards and MUGA) provides us with the best learning environment to host our PE lessons, ensuring our children receive the most appropriate learning space and equipment. Throughout the year many additional coaches will work with year groups in order to progress children’s skills and upskill teaching staff (i.e. School Sports Partnership, Durham Cricket Club).

PE sessions are fully inclusive for all children. Sessions include warm up exercises/skills and time for reflection at the end, where  children are given the opportunity to experience varying roles i.e. competitor, coach and referee, therefore ensuring plenty of opportunity for leadership development. Throughout PE,  children at Ribbon discuss not only improvements of skills but changes to their bodies during exercise, making them more aware of the physiological benefits to exercise. As the core tasks progress, children are challenged to implement core skills and knowledge into a game situation.

As an enhancement to PE,  we access the festivals and competitions hosted by both Easington Schools Sport Partnership and Easington Academy Allstar Sports Hub providing the opportunity for our children to showcase and compete in each of the represented events. These experiences support the ongoing development of our RESPECT virtues.

Commando ‘James’

As a supplement to PE, we utilize the equipment, programme and the expertise of our very own ‘Commando James’ delivering the evidence based ‘challenges’ to further develop our RESPECT virtues of:

  • Resilience
  • Excellence
  • Self-Awareness
  • Positivity
  • Empathy
  • Communication, and
  • Teamwork.

We value the ongoing development of each of these virtues to truly succeed in all elements of life, including PE.

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‘The quality of education at the school is “Good”, with a broad and inspiring curriculum that builds knowledge progressively.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Personal development is “Outstanding”, offering a wide range of experiences that prepare pupils for success beyond the school.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Behaviour and Attitudes: Behaviour and attitudes at the school are rated “Good”. Pupils exhibit positive attitudes towards learning and demonstrate a strong understanding of the school’s values.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Behaviour and attitudes are rated “Good”, with pupils showing positive behaviour both in and out of lessons.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Early Years Provision: The provision for early years is rated “Outstanding”. The staff provide an exceptional range of carefully planned learning activities that encourage curiosity, independence, and the development of spoken language from day one.’

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‘Reading is a priority, with an effective phonics program starting in early years, fostering a love for reading among pupils.’

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‘Pupils feel safe and have positive attitudes towards learning, understanding and demonstrating the school’s values.’

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‘Leadership and Management: Leadership and management are rated “Good”. Leaders have high ambitions for every pupil, and there is a strong culture of mutual support and teamwork among the staff. The governing body and trustees are knowledgeable and committed to the success of the pupils.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Quality of Education: The quality of education provided is considered “Good”. The curriculum is broad, inspiring, and well-thought-out, enabling pupils to build on their knowledge progressively.’

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‘The school has a strong safeguarding culture, with effective systems in place to ensure the welfare and safety of all pupils.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Pupils thrive in an inclusive, nurturing environment where their accomplishments are celebrated.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Leadership and management are “Good”, demonstrating high ambitions for all pupils and a strong culture of mutual support among staff.’

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‘Reading and Literacy: Reading is prioritised, with an effective phonics program starting in the early years. Pupils’ love for reading is nurtured through various competitions and a well-stocked library.’

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‘The Ribbon Academy is rated as “Good” overall, reflecting high standards in various aspects of school performance.’

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‘Personal Development: Personal development at the school is rated “Outstanding”. The curriculum provides a wide range of experiences that prepare pupils for success beyond the school gates, including educational visits and active citizenship opportunities.’

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‘Parents are highly supportive of the school, agreeing that their children are happy and well-supported.’

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‘The school provides rich extracurricular opportunities, such as “Ribbon Radio” and the “Poets’ Podium”, which help develop pupils’ confidence.’

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‘Inclusivity and Nurturing Environment: The school is described as inclusive and nurturing, with high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and achievements. Celebratory displays showcase pupils’ accomplishments, creating a positive and inspiring learning environment.’

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‘Community and Extracurricular Activities: Pupils engage in activities like ‘Ribbon Radio’ and the ‘Poets’ Podium’, developing confidence and showcasing their talents. The school also runs breakfast clubs, after-school activities, and a community café, enhancing the sense of community and belonging.’

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‘Safety and Well-being: Pupils feel safe at the school, describing it as a “safe spot”. There is a strong culture of safeguarding, with effective systems in place to report and follow up on concerns. The pastoral team works tirelessly to ensure the welfare of all pupils.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Early years provision is rated “Outstanding”, with staff providing a magical learning journey that encourages curiosity and independence.’

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