Pupils receive a minimum of two hours of PE and games per week through which we develop the six areas of activity as set out in the National Curriculum – Dance; Games; Gymnastics; Athletics; Outdoor and Adventurous activities; Swimming. Children are given the opportunity to swim during KS2 and we aim for all pupils leaving the school to be able to swim at least 25m. All pupils also have the opportunity to complete the National Safe Cycling scheme in Year 5. All pupils take part in a range of tournaments and sports festivals both within school between year groups and with other schools. If, for any reason, a child cannot take part in any sports lessons, a written note or telephone call from a parent/carer is required.
We believe that Physical Education (PE) is fundamental to our children’s development and learning. Not only does it engage and motivate children, but it is a great way for our children to develop life skills such as teamwork, determination and respect.
- Pupils attend residential holidays in Years 5 and 6
- We have a large grassed field which is used during dry weather
- All pupils in Years 3 and 4 are given the opportunity to develop their swimming skills at Avondale Leisure Centre
- We offer many clubs for children after school as well providing the opportunity to enter several competitions
- Sports clubs include football, cricket, gym, multi skills, running and Change 4 Life
- Pupils in Key Stage 2 regularly attend competitions in various sporting disciplines each term. We also have links with other primary schools and participate in inter school competitions
- We have been awarded the School Games Silver Award for four years and we aspire to achieve gold by summer 2018
- In July 2017 we were awarded the ‘Stockport Inspirational Commitment to PE’ Award by the Local Authority
- The Headteacher is the Stockport Headteacher Champion on the North West PE & Sport development group
- We have taken part in a whole school dance project to develop staff expertise in teaching dance. Teachers from other schools were invited to the final Dance Showcase which served as INSET for other local teachers
- We employ a PE specialist who works alongside our teachers as part of a school-led teacher training programme to increase the quality and quantity of PE teaching in primary schools.
- Our school teams have a proud record of regular and successful participation in inter-school competitive sports tournaments. Many of these are organised locally by the Stockport Schools’ Sports Partnership (SSSP) and by the Stockport Primary Schools South Area Sports Association (SPSSA). Most representative school teams, competitions and mini-tournaments involve pupils from Years 5 and 6 although occasionally teams from Years 3 and 4 are chosen for specific events.
- Our school policy for more able, gifted and talented pupils recognises school sport and so our representative school teams do, on occasions, include pupils chosen on ability from year groups other than Year 6. This is because in many competitions schools are expected to select their best players as an ‘A’ team irrespective of their age. In some competitions, however, provision is also made for a ‘B’ team and the school’s policy is wherever possible to use these fixtures to enable those children who wish to, to have an opportunity to represent their school during the course of the season. Within some sports, however there are a restricted number of fixtures and consequently opportunities for all children to have the chance to represent school can be limited.
- We are grateful for the enthusiasm and commitment of our school staff in managing and organising various school teams and for giving their time voluntarily to take pupils to tournaments and competitions.
- You can read the SPASS code of conduct below.
PE ethos at Cheadle Heath Primary
Co-operation, good feeling and mutual support is the ethos at Cheadle Heath, recognising that competition is natural, inevitable and often a valuable spur to achievement by individuals. Through games we seek to develop:
- A greater knowledge and understanding of sport
- Personal achievement and increased self-esteem
- An atmosphere of care and consideration of others in which the contribution of all pupils is valued, regardless of ability
- Opportunities for problem solving and decision making.
What we teach
- Outdoor games for most year groups take place in the playground and include football; tag rugby; netball; hockey, kwik cricket and short tennis
- Indoor games: Gymnastics, dance, golf and parachute games take place in the hall. In gymnastics we seek to enable children to become proficient in floor-work and apparatus work, through a gradual process involving ever demanding tasks building on what has been learnt before.
- Swimming: Year 4 (2 terms) and Year 3 (1 term) children walk to Avondale Leisure Centre for a 30 minute lesson once a week
- Dance: We value dance as it offers children an opportunity for self-expression. In spring 2013 all teachers and children participated in a six week dance project which aimed to develop staff confidence through high quality CPD and up skill staff through direct teaching from the LA PE lead. Our children from R – Y6 enjoyed participating in group choreography and demonstrating their dance to teachers from other schools in the borough as part of a wider CPD project.
- Our local School Sports Partnership links Cheadle Heath with Stockport Academy and other local primary schools to give children further opportunities to experience sport.
- There are also opportunities to become involved with after school sports clubs, run by Cheadle Heath staff and qualified coaches from local clubs.
- We run a weekly Change 4 Life club which you can read more by clicking here.
- All kit should be labelled with child’s name
- A named bag should be provided for all PE and sports kit items (can be purchased from the school). All kit should be kept in this bag and should be left in school and washed half termly.
- Trainers or strong plimsolls are needed for outdoor PE
- All long hair to be tied back
- No jewellery to be worn
- Foundation Stage: Nursery do not need additional kit
- Reception: Indoor PE: White T-shirt and black shorts. Outdoor PE: trainers or strong plimsolls
- Key Stage 1 and 2: Indoor PE: White T-shirt and black shorts. Outdoor PE: White T-shirt and black shorts (If cold: dark coloured tracksuit)
- KS2 swimming: costume, towel. Long hair must be tied back
- If there is a problem with providing kit please let us know as we may be able to help. Special arrangements will be made for cultural / religious requirements.