'Here at Trinity we want to give children the best start we possibly can in their academic, social and physical development.'
Intent, Implementation and Impact
Our goal at Trinity is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of Physical Wellbeing and Education for all pupils. Our key focus is on agility, balance and coordination (ABC). We aim to show how Physical Education can enhance pupil’s attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. Trinity school wants to encourage both a healthy life-style and a healthy mind. We intend to do this by providing many opportunities for the children to be physically active throughout the day, not just in physical education, but through a variety of physical activities.
We are developing our links to other schools in the local area, outside agencies and clubs which will help to generate positive interaction in the community, as our school community continues to grow.
At Trinity, we strive for the delivery of the teaching and learning of PE to always be high quality and inspiring in order to promote participation, progress and performance. We encourage the children to be motivated to focus on the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to be reflective about their own hurdles and achievements.
‘High quality PE and school sport produces young people with the skills, understanding, desire and commitment to continue to improve and achieve in a range of PE, sport and heath-enhancing physical activities in line with their abilities’ (DCMS Learning through PE and Sport)
A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical activity and understanding, and it will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. The curriculum at Trinity will also contribute to the children’s development of other important cognitive skills, such as, decision making and analysis and essential social skills, such as teamwork and communication.
At Trinity, teachers have a good understanding of the skills progression and the curriculum guidance, alongside the scheme we follow. We value the importance of high quality C.P.D. and provide specialist support to all classes and an exchange of good practice. Wherever possible, children have the opportunity to reflect upon and discuss their PE lessons, through the form of replaying videos taken during the sessions, that supports the children and teacher to consider their next steps.
At Trinity, we believe it is important that children are given the opportunity to work individually and in peer groups to develop their key skills they have been learning.
Teachers use live planning, assessment and feedback to systematically identify and address skills and developmental gaps before teaching the next steps. The key tool in this is tapestry.
At Trinity we are fortunate to have amazing grounds that provide high quality learning environments and facilities that is consistent in promoting Physical Education for all.
Children will enjoy being physically active and will understand why it is important to lead a healthy active lifestyle at school and beyond. They will show confidence in their movement skills and working with others and they will learn to evaluate their own practice and that of others, to improve for the better.
Children will show confidence in trying new activities and show good teamwork and communication skills, that is based on the school values of compassion, courage and responsibility.
The staff at Trinity are committed to making sure that children are ready for the next stage of their life, where being physically active and their mental wellbeing is of the upmost importance to a happy life.
We also provide after school clubs that continue to emphasise the importance of being active. These include, running club, football clubs and multi-sports clubs. These clubs are proving to be very popular and the children benefit greatly from them in many ways, physically and socially.
Meet the PE Team
I am fairly new to the role of the PE co-ordinator but I am thoroughly enjoying it. Children being active is a vital part of their well-being and education here at Trinity. As well as Andy Baylis, we are also very fortunate to have Exeter City Football Club to provide us with excellent sports coaches to support teachers in delivering high quality PE lessons.