Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) at Elburton


At Elburton Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. It is our curriculum intent that all pupils are provided with access to high quality PE and sport provision that inspires children through enjoyable, challenging and inclusive lessons. We want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop life skills as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.

“Inspiring today’s children for tomorrow’s world.”

Our mission statement and curriculum charter (safe, inspire, pride, flourish, respect) underpins our belief that inspiring and encouraging young children in sports will help to develop a positive attitude and growth mindset towards leading healthy and active lifestyles through to secondary school and beyond.


Elburton’s PE curriculum is a coherently planned and ambitious curriculum that is used by all teachers across the school. This curriculum ensures teachers create a positive environment that will enable all pupils to focus on their learning and the skills they need to be physically and mentally healthy throughout their lives.


PE Sports Premium is used to develop Teachers CPD to provide quality PE and Sports provision, and maximise participation in competitive sports. Elburton School is part of the Plymouth School Sports Partnership. This partnership provides Elburton with an external, specialist sports coach to deliver high quality PE lessons alongside the support of the class teacher. The partnership also allows us to take part in a number of competitive level 2 (local) and often level 3 (county) events. Please see Appendix 1 (PE Funding) to see how else the funding supports the provision of PE at Elburton.


Elburton recognises the importance of healthy competition in sport. PSSP focuses on local and country tournaments for KS2, as well as KSEND competitions/festivals for KS1 and KS2. Level 1 competitions are planned within the curriculum (on a half-termly basis) to ensure all children take part in competitive sports through inter-class and intra-class games as well as personal best targets.


The high-quality teaching of PE will create pupils with a positive attitude towards physical activity for life. We believe children should be physically educated so that they develop in-depth knowledge of the relevant skills across PE, and therefore succeed. Monitoring the progress of fundamental movements skills in a range of physical activities ensures that children at Elburton leave with the confidence to continue their physical education beyond primary and secondary school. 

To view our policies, curriculum design in more depth please click on the tabs below. 

Miss Natalie Jones

PE Lead

Mr Jack Ryan

Sports TA

Ms Anna Clooke

Link Governor

Mr Keith Smithers

Headteacher and PE support lead

Elburton is dedicated to improving participation for all children. Click on the link below and take a look at the Plymouth School Sports Partnership to see the range of Level 2 sporting events we take part in. 

Plymouth SSP

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