Our school values are embedded into our Physical education and sport curriculum to ensure that we reach our full potential.
At Broad Square our intent is to provide every child with a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum in physical education and sport. We work closely with the School Partnership (LSSP) to ensure that we deliver high quality physical activity lessons. We make cross curricular links when purposeful and tailor our curriculum around the competition calendar to allow the pupils to gain real life experiences. We are committed to ensuring the children are active for 30 minutes a day. We have strategically planned activities around the school day to ensure we achieve this. At Broad Square we as a team ensure that all sporting after school and before school activities are suited to the children current interests. Promoting a healthy lifestyle is very important to us. We teach our pupils the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. This is promoted throughout our school in our curriculum.
At Broad Square we ensure that the pupils receive high quality PE lessons and have structured coaching for sporting activities. Each lesson is carefully planned. Key objectives are outlined at the beginning of every lesson. Key vocabulary is discussed with the pupils with the expectation that this is used by the pupils in lessons. We openly discuss out own strengths and weakness in our class and work on ways to develop our skills together. The pupils in KS2 work towards coaching and planning their own warm-ups for lessons. Each lesson consists of a warm up, main lesson and cool down. We promote an inclusive attitude to physical education and sport to ensure we look after the well-being of our pupils. We are fortunate to have a specialised coach who delivers lessons to most of our classes.
Physical education in Broad Square is carefully monitored, this is achieved through lesson observations and reviewing planning. Reports to governors are written twice a year to outline achievements and areas for development. We work closely with cluster schools, school partnership (LSSP) and the local community to ensure that pupils are able to compete in elite and developmental competitions. Our impact is measured by how the pupils progress through the skills and use them to underpin the skills needed to compete in intra and inter level competitions. We aim for all pupils leaving in year 6 to be able to swim 25m and use a variety of strokes.
Pupils leave Broad Square with the skills and knowledge required to achieve a well-balanced and healthy life beyond their time at Broad Square.