Long Bennington Church of England Academy uses the REAL PE scheme of work which supports and helps to develop the whole child. Teachers have received training by REAL PE and are now using REAL GYM in addition. This is a fundamental skills development scheme devised by Ronnie Heath from Create development. This scheme not only focuses on the physical development of the child, but their social, cognitive, personal development and health and fitness.
REAL PE Initiative - Giving all children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life.
The ‘REAL PE’ programme provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the new National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.
At Long Bennigton School we believe all children should experience high quality PE. Our Curriculum is based on the teaching and development of the basic skills: Agility, Balance and Coordination. We follow a Multi skills based curriculum from Foundation Stage to Year 6, introducing formal games such as football, tag rugby, hockey, netball and kwik cricket in KS2. There is also a strong focus on gymnastics, dance and outdoor education. Year 3,4,5 benefit from one term per year of swimming lessons. Pupils who are not yet swimming 25m in Year 6 are provided with an additional booster lessons before leaving primary school.
PE Aims for 2019-2020
Long Bennington Academy is committed to delivering dynamic lessons with an emphasis on learning through a range of physical activities, competition, assessment for learning, and assisting pupils to understand and live a healthy active lifestyle.
Pupils are assessed by a range of methods throughout the term. This data is constantly used to monitor the quality of teaching and measuring its impact on pupils’ learning and progress. Consequently, allowing teachers to take decisive to ensure optimal learning.
Challenge is very important, Long Bennington Academy ensures all PE lessons are well differentiated for all abilities and all pupils are challenged to achieve their very best. Lessons are there to build on what the pupils of all abilities already know, understand and can do. The teacher then identifies what pupils need to do next in order to improve. Quite simply, pupils will always be asked to discuss what aspects within the success criteria they can do, with the aim of working on what they can’t do, finally, pupils will express what they have learnt and what they need to work on next.
Long Bennington Academy always teaches in depth all disciplines of the curriculum. Pupils who show great progression or ability will be offered the chance to take part in a high standard of competitive sport.
Pupils are represented by the Sports Council. The Sports council discuss information what they feel is important thus ensuring that pupil voice is heard and they can assist in maintaining enjoyment levels.
Finally, Long Bennington Academy believes in the importance of coaches and sports apprentices to not only raise the profile of sport but the standard of high quality PE everyday!
Long Bennington Academy believes in pupil voice. Here are some examples of what pupils say about PE.
'I like sports and PE, we do lots of different things, like netball on a Thursday! We have had Sports people come in like Ben Smith and he has inspired me to run, I didn't like it before and now I do it for a reason.'
'You get to do and know lots of different sports here.'
'I like Mr Watson (Sports apprentice). He has shown us lots of new games and he is really good at PE'
'I like it when the sports people come in because if we want to e sporting celebrities one day they tell us all their secrets so we can get better!'