At Ecton Village Primary School we use the Real PE system to teach PE to every year group.
Real PE provides fun and easy to follow lessons which support each year range from Early Years up to Key Stage 2. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning.
Each class has one PE lesson per week. Our PE Kit consists of black shorts, a green EVPA branded PE T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls. This can be bought from our school uniform supplier www.uniformshopwellingborough.co.uk.
We regularly participate in inter–school sporting competitions, which are managed by The Hatton Academies Trust. These range from Netball to Cross Country and are for Years 1 to 6 and involve children of all abilities. Such competitions reinforce our school values of co-operation and resilience and give children the opportunity to enjoy a range of sporting activities in settings other than our own.
We draw on the specialist PE teaching of the SSco, Mike Hawkins, who delivers some of our PE lessons and provides training opportunities for the teachers in our school.
We run a number of PE clubs in school. These include Street Dance, Multi-Sports and Football. These are delivered by external professional providers and aim to give the children a broad range of sporting activities.
In 2017 we were awarded The School Games Silver Mark. The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress. We are now working towards our Gold Mark.