Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) at Elburton

Our Aims

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 develops the whole child 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 values and transferrable life skills (social, cognitive, creative, physical and personal) as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.


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


Our mission statement 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.


How do we do this?


Our curriculum is a coherently planned and ambitious curriculum that is used by all teachers across the school. Our curriculum map shows clear progression and 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 an 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 REAL PE will create ‘positive relationships with 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 and multi-ability skills as well as their learning behaviours will ensure children at Elburton leave with the confidence to continue their physical education beyond primary and secondary school.

For further information on PE at Elburton, please click on the tabs below.

PE Leads: Miss Jones and Mrs Sammels

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