Vision of PE

‘I can do all things through Him who strengthens me’ (Philippians 4:13) 

At the heart of our PE teaching is the importance of achievement for the life opportunities of our children.  Our shared understanding and passion for this, along with our school motto  

‘With fun and learning, hand in hand, all things are possible.’ 

help us, with the best intent, to choose how we teach PE and sport, and provide a consistent richness of experience across the school. We strive to teach PE in a way that reflects our shared purpose and Christian ethos, as well as encompassing our school values of Respect, Creation, Fellowship, Wisdom and Hope. 

At Archbishop Benson C of E school, our Physical Education and Sport curriculum; REAL PE develops not only physical literacy and physical skills, but it allows pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect, qualities that link in with our school values and vision. Our curriculum also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills, such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication. 

Lessons at Archbishop Benson are active and engaging ensuring that children are given opportunities to be physically active for at least 30 minutes across their school day outside of break times and PE lessons.  This allows our children to become stronger, inquisitive and highly engaged individuals who are motivated to learn and become well-rounded life-long learners.  

We provide lots of opportunities for all children to be competitive across many sporting activities, this allows children to try new activities as well as experience competition for the first time.  For those seasoned competitors it also allows opportunities to reach county and national levels in their field. We have a great success record for sporting achievement in our school, becoming county champions, representing the South West at National competitions such as table tennis as well as attending more local events like the Cornwall School Games and Penair multi-skills festival. Our aim is that every child will leave Archbishop Benson C of E school with the ability to swim and cycle proficiently.   

Additionally, during their school journey with us, children will experience things such as;  

-residential trips that include outdoor sport and learning 

-visits from local or national sporting icons 

-chances to represent their school and county/region 

-learn about road safety and safety in sport and exercise 

-a chance to be part of a team and life-long family during sports days and other team events across the years 

-they will have the opportunity to become sports leaders to motivate others  

-take part in a range of after school and lunch time clubs 

We pride ourselves as a very successful, inclusive, physical and sporting school and we will continue to encourage and support our children whilst they flourish and succeed.