Physical Education and Sport

Physical Education at Woodlands

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair. Sport speaks to people in a language they can understand.’ Nelson Mandela

The most recent publication released by the Youth Sports Trust epitomised the importance of early experiences of Physical Education within the primary school setting. There were many positive findings from the report, which undeniably forms the foundations of the provision we provide today. (Youth Sport Trust, Strategic Plan 2013-18, updated January 2016)

The main findings outlined that:  
o Sport enhances personal abilities, healthy lifestyles and leadership qualities;
o Sport provides a sense of achievement and raises aspirations;
o Sport offers an introduction to new people, places and experiences;
o Sport can improve education performance across all subjects as well as developing social and personal skills;
o Sport enhances self-confidence, improves learning and offers a way of realising individual dreams. 
‘By using the power of sport, we invest in young people as the foundation of our society and provide a development pathway to adulthood. We know that by raising the quality of PE and sport in schools through high quality interventions, we can improve standards, increase achievements and raise attainment levels to fundamentally impact on young people’ s lives.’
Sir John Beckwith CBE President, Youth Sport Trust


At Woodlands, we use PE to do just this ... as a vehicle to build confidence, increase self-esteem, develop motor skills, acquire knowledge and cultivate positive values and attitudes for the development of an active and healthy lifestyle.  We aim to deliver high-quality Physical Education lessons that will inspire every child to succeed and excel. 

We provide the children with experiences in a range of team sports and individual activities such as football, tag rugby, basketball, gymnastics and dance. PE provides children with the opportunity to learn and develop skills, which can be then used with in a team and individual sport. Though the use of IPEP, children are monitored and assessed allowing for sporting progression across their journey at Woodlands Primary School. PE at Woodlands provides the children with opportunitiy to become physically confident in ways to support their health and fitness, we believe that opportunities to compete in sport build character, instil self-discipline and help embed values such as fairness and respect.


We are delighted to announce that Woodlands, have achieved the Silver School Games Mark Award for the 2016/17 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.




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