PE & Sports Development
At BCPA, we aim to foster a love for sport and active lifestyles in every child, regardless of ability. We provide a progressive and inclusive PE curriculum which builds upon the children’s fundamental movement skills, whilst also developing their knowledge of a wide range of sports. We value sport as a tool for mental, social and emotional wellbeing, and provide a supportive environment where teachers adapt activities to fit the needs of all children. As an active school we understand that children learn best when active and engaged. We therefore ensure activity and physical movement is built into our whole curriculum not just PE. We promote healthy, active lifestyles both in school and out of school and participate in many events across the school year, from Race for Life to skipping with Dan the Skipping Man, to encourage this. Our PE lessons both complement and extend our active ethos and provide a more focused approach to sport and exercise. Lessons at BCPA build children’s team-work skills, resilience and confidence whilst enabling them to use a wide range of equipment and engage in low stake competition, ensuring progression and sense of achievement for all. The aspirational culture at BCPA also ensures children are afforded many opportunities to compete in friendly competition with other schools in our trust and the wider county. Move over, BCPA works alongside many outside agencies and sporting partners such as MoveMore to enrich our sporting offer and ensure that our children are afforded the best opportunities to excel in the sports they love. By ensuring that children understand the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and are equipped with the skills, confidence and aspiration to achieve in sport, we hope that our children will pursue an active lifestyle throughout their time at BCPA and beyond.
We are proud holders of the School Games Platinum Award. This a national award first launched in 2012 by the government and national charity Youth Sports Trust. It follows five years of us receiving the Gold Award. It celebrates schools who have shown consistently high-levels of enthusiasm and commitment to school sport. It acknowledges our commitment to engaging a high percentage of pupils in curricular and extracurricular activities, participating in competitions across different sports and reaching out to target groups including young leaders, volunteers, and those previously identified as least-active pupils. It also recognises our close links with local community sports clubs.
Along with other schools in Cheltenham we are members of Move More. A charitable trust that provides primary schools with all aspects of sport from competitions, coaching, heath education, professional development and family engagement. This is funded by part of the sports premium money we receive annually from the Government. We are also committed to a PE Apprenticeship scheme. Through this a young person develops their coaching and leadership skills in a school setting acquiring a national after a year. They support teachers in the class, take small groups and help run after school clubs. Another important role is taking children for Fizzy, a national programme that supports children with improving their fine and gross motor skills.
We are also members of Cleeve Cluster along with other local feeder schools. This is run by Cleeve Secondary School. Through both these organisations we enter many and varied competitions. These include traditional sports such as football, tag rugby, netball, hockey, cross country, cricket, swimming and athletics. They also offer more inclusive sports such as indoor kurling, ten pin bowling, kinball, inclusive indoor cricket, orienteering and multi sports.
We are committed to all pupils having the opportunity to represent the school by the time they leave Year 6. Our aim is that all pupils, regardless of ability have the foundations and desire to continue engaging with sport both in and out of school.
PE curriculum overview
- PE & Sports Development Plan 2020-21
- PE and Sports Development Plan 2021-22
- PE and Sports Development Plan 2022-23