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PE at Hade Edge School

At Hade Edge School, we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities. The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance;
  • Have and maintain high levels of physical fitness;
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol and exercising regularly;
  • Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being;
  • Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others;
  • Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography;
  • Are able to improve their own and others’ performance;
  • Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support;
  • Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport;
  • Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.

Teachers are provided with an additional management time per year on top of their PPA, to plan their curriculum. As part of this planning process, teachers need to plan the following:

A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth in the different subject areas.  A wide range of sports and activities are delivered from Reception to Year 6 enabling pupils to develop their knowledge and skills in physical education in a variety of different areas.

We invite external sports coaches in to school to deliver some of our physical education lessons, they also work alongside our teachers.  This ensures pupils are receiving high quality Physical Education in sport specific areas and also teachers are receiving CPD whilst the sessions are being delivered.  Examples of external sports coaches that work with us in school are from Project Sports and Pennine Sports.  We have also received coaching from Huddersfield Town football club, Huddersfield Giants Rugby club and Thongsbridge Tennis Club.

Alongside our curriculum, provision for P.E also provide all pupils with the opportunity to participate in after school sporting clubs each half term such as rugby, football, cricket, running and dance. 

Pupils are encouraged to take part in competitive sport during their time at Hade Edge. Hade Edge also encourages pupils to apply their skills and knowledge in sports against other schools.  Pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 take part in team games against other schools.  We take part in an annual cross-country running event organised by the Holmfirth Harriers and also the annual Holme Valley Schools swimming gala as well as local football, netball and cricket tournaments.