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PE Subject Leader Planning Statement


The Articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child run through all we do. The PE curriculum at Rickmansworth Park School recognises and supports these rights.


Article 15 (freedom of association) states:

Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.


Article 29 (goals of education) states:

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.


Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) states:

Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.


At Rickmansworth Park School, teachers provide a high quality and individualised curriculum when teaching PE. This curriculum is closely linked to the New National Curriculum and uses its broad objectives to inform planning. The PE planning for the whole school (KS1 and KS2) is based on the Rawmarsh Scheme of Work (RCS Professional Development). This ensures a progression of skills across the curriculum but is also supplemented by teachers’ own plans and published plans from the internet. Each class has copies of the plans for their year group. The original documents are kept in the PE subject-leader’s classroom.


Our PE curriculum is also enriched by our attendance at a variety of local sporting festivals and competitions. In addition to this, is the support we receive from our in-house sports coach, Lizzy Duck and the Schools Sports Partnership. A number of year group curriculums are therefore closely linked to the timetable of festivals and competitions and reflect the skills needed for participation in these events.

What makes our PE curriculum great?


1. It is underpinned by aims, values & purpose

-  Article 29 UN Convention of Rights of the Child: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

- Rickmansworth Park guiding principles

2. It develops the whole person – knowledge, skills, understanding & attitudes.

- PE lessons are regularly timetabled.

- Participation in local competitions and festivals.

- Year 6 Sports Leaders.


3. It is broad and balanced.

- Whole school scheme and overview ensures a wide coverage of skills.

- Links to festivals and competition.

- EYFS curriculum is linked to themes and topics.


4. There is clear progression in subject knowledge and skills.

Whole school PE scheme and overview ensures a wide coverage of skills. KS1 lessons are skill building and simplified games. KS2 develop these skills into more complex games and participation in inter-school competitions.




5. It is filled with rich first-hand experiences.

- Children at Rickmansworth Park take park in a variety of festivals and competitions. E.g. Year 3 Push Ball tournament at Croxley Revel.

- All children have the opportunity to take part in Dance experiences, such as

Dance Leaders from Rickmansworth High School.

6. It is flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests.

The varied curriculum allows children to explore new opportunities and widen their interests. Skills are built over time allowing them to consolidate and extend their learning depending on the individual. Children can further develop these interests at lunchtime clubs and by representing the school in a variety of ways.


7. It has an eye on the future and the needs of future citizens.

The varied curriculum aims to develop an interest in sports and fitness and also develop potential. Skills such as swimming and Health and Wellbeing lessons aim to establish a learning for life attitude.

8. It encourages the use of environments and expertise beyond the classroom.

Attendance at the festivals and competitions allow children to take part in PE outside of our school environment.

- Lizzie Duck’s lunchtime and afterschool clubs.

- Before Yoga school Yoga with Mrs Hope.

- OAA and outdoor activities in the Year 6 trip.

- Visits to Rickmansworth High School to use their facilities and work with SSP.

9. It makes meaningful links between areas of knowledge across the curriculum.

The PE curriculum, where possible, aims to link with other topics and wider learning in the school.

EYFS – bikes and scooters

Science - understanding our bodies during fitness and keeping score.

Maths – keeping score, estimating distance.

Geography – Salsa (South America)

10. It has a local, national and global dimension.

- Participation in local festivals and competitions

- Links with Schools Sports Partnership and Rickmansworth High School.

11. It is supported by high quality Subject Leader CPD.

Teaching is supported by In-house Sports Leader, Lizzie Duck and visits from SSP coaches.


12. SMSC is embedded within the curriculum.


(see SMSC Subject Statement)