The 'PE curriculum' is implemented in a variety of ways at Bridekirk Dovenby School;
1) Through the use of iPep which allows us to differentiate, monitor and assess
2) External coaches employed to work alongside teachers
3) With small SEN group tuition and 'top up lessons' (mainly swimming)
4) Through a variety of whole school enrichment opportunities e.g. Activity Week, Outdoor Learning visitors, competitions, after school clubs.
Teachers use the PE scheme iPEP as a spine to support planning and assessment. iPEP is an interactive PE lesson planner and assessment tool which enables us to finally create short, medium and long-term lesson plans. We have been developing our assessment and record keeping of PE through use of this resource. AFL (Assessment for Learning) takes place in all lessons and teachers aim to provide direct feedback whenever possible. This assessment then feeds into the planning of the next lessons.
To further enhance our PE curriculum our children are offered a range of after school clubs which run throughout the year. Some of these sessions are teacher led and others we employ specialised coaches.
It is a National Curriculum objective that all children can swim 25 meters unaided by the end of Year 6. Water proficiency is of great importance as we live to close to the Lake District. We strive to ensure all children meet this target. We teach KS2 children to swim over an intense block of afternoon swimming lessons, starting with Year 6 children and moving down the school. Any children who we feel may not meet this requirement are offered ‘catch up’ lessons.