At Brabourne CEP School, we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport.
We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We believe that opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character, support mental and physical well-being and help to embed our Christian values of respect, hope, courage and responsibility. We strive to ensure that Physical Education is enjoyable, exciting and varied and that it meets the needs of all our children.
In line with the National Curriculum, the principal aims of physical education at Brabourne are to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- are included and have access to a high quality PE curriculum
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives in body and mind
- develop character and life skills
- increase motivation
- foster social connections
- develop self-discipline
Cultural Capital in PE
At Brabourne, we aim to provide our children with the courage, skills, aptitude and confidence to enable them to be responsible citizens within their communities. Through developing children in physical education they will be able to lead healthy and active lives, creating a positive impact on the society within which they live. Our physical education curriculum aims to expose children to a wide range of sports and games as well as dances from a variety of cultures. They may encounter these in the wider society or wish to explore them further in their adult life.
Pupils’ development of this is supported in a variety of ways. Connections are made with the local community through the Folkestone Sports Trust and links with schools such as Ashford School and Spring Grove School, which enable inter-school competition.
Children have also additional opportunities provided by local and after-school clubs. Links are made with wider society through curriculum enhancement activities based on national and international events such as the World Cup, Olympics and Paralympics. These also help encourage positive role models for the children of athletes with a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and abilities. Pupils are further encouraged to be positive role models by taking on leadership opportunities and training to be Sports Leaders and Playground Leaders.
For more information about our PE curriculum, please see: