PE Coordinator - Mr. Richardson 

At Canon Burrows C of E Primary School, we aim to provide children with the opportunity to participate, compete in and enjoy a wide variety of school sport. Our vision is to create a positive environment in which children feel involved, engaged, challenged and safe. Our Physical Education curriculum inspires all our pupils to succeed and excel in sport and other physically demanding activities. It promotes physical skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for our pupils to be creative in such areas as dance and devising their own games. There are plenty of opportunities for children to be competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals, in groups and teams. By giving pupils the opportunities to compete in sport and other activities it enables pupils to build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.

We would like our children to develop their physical ability, tactical knowledge, leadership capacity, fitness and team work. We hope that our children will go on to be sporting stars of the future, at all levels and in a wide variety of sports. We also understand that all of the School Games Values we proudly adhere too will help the children in all aspects of their lives at present and in the future.

All Pupils participate in physical activity each week where we develop the areas of activity set out in the National Curriculum – Dance; Games; Gymnastics; Athletics; OAA and Swimming. In Years 3 and 4 all children are given the opportunity to go swimming and we aim for all pupils leaving the school to be able to swim at least 25m confidently and competently and be able to perform safe-self rescue. If children cannot do this when they are in Year 5, additional lessons will be provided.

PE and Sport is an extremely important part of our school life. One of our aims is for every child to have represented Canon Burrows in a competitive sporting event by the time they leave us for High School. We value the skills and attitudes that sport brings and we enjoy seeing children flourish and developing confidence. Canon Burrows pupils get the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sporting activities throughout the year as well as the opportunity to compete in a number School Games competitions and TSSP competitions.

We also offer children a number of club links to local sports clubs so they can further their interests outside of school as well as a wide variety of extra-curricular sports clubs run in school.

Currently, we are extremely proud to hold the prestigious Platinum School Games Award.

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