P.E. and Sport Curriculum

We won the football tournament at Essa Accademy!

Silver medals in the cross country tournament!


At the athletics tournament at Essa Accademy

At Bishop Bridgeman we are committed to raising standards of Physical Education across the school. It is clear from research that there is a strong link between the health and wellbeing of children and their educational outcomes and this is at the forefront of our PE curriculum. All children at Bishop Bridgeman are involved in an enriched physical exercise program during curriculum time, which includes a variety of activities designed to challenge and inspire our children. As well as these curriculum activities, at Bishop Bridgeman we provide all children with the oportunity to take part in a wide variety of after school clubs, which cover a wide range of sports. Research has also shown that participation in extra-curricular activities also has a positive effect on attainment and all children at Bishop Bridgeman are offered the opportunity to join an after school club or team.

Click below to view the extra-curricular clubs on offer this term.


Click below to view our curriculum map for P.E.


  • In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and range of sport in schools.  Schools are to decide how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing pupil participation in P.E. At Bishop Bridgeman, our aim is to provide children with a range of opportunities in sport so that they are able to excel in a variety of physical activities.
  •  To help achieve this aim we have used the P.E funding to buy in Elite Coaching Solutions. Elite Coaching works with all teachers and children to develop and strengthen the P.E curriculum across the school. It is a vital part of their role to provide support and training to ensure all our teachers can deliver high quality PE lessons. Elite Coaching provides Continuous Professional Development opportunities, work with all teachers to set targets, and model and demonstrate how they can improve their P.E lessons. In addition to this there are team teaching sessions, where a coach supports the teacher throughout the lesson working on their CPD targets. 
  • We aim to ensure P.E lessons are inclusive for all children. Elite Coaching deliver a weekly session for those children who may struggle to access the P.E curriculum due to additional needs, or lack of confidence. This is a small group where achievable targets are set for the children. The sessions are supported by special needs assistants who gain extra resources, skills and activities that they can use in P.E lessons to develop the children’s skills and confidence.
  • We have used some of the funding to provide specialist after school clubs and coaching such as wrestling and dodge ball, as well as the more traditional sports. In addition to developing these skills, we are providing our children with many opportunities to apply their skills in competitive situations. We buy into our cluster competitions run by ESSA academy. We have had great success in such competitions!
  • Children in Key Stage One have had lots of fun meeting the Actiphon characters introduced by Elite Coaching solutions. This approach combines physical activity with phonic learning. Children meet fun characters to support their phonic learning and also develop physical skill. This is a memorable cross-curricular learning experience that engages, challenges and ensures all children are participating. To ensure this continues throughout the school Elite Coaching are training a teacher to deliver these sessions and provide exciting resources the children will enjoy.


What has been the impact of the PE funding so far?


Professional Development for Staff
The professional learning for the whole staff on P.E has improved. There has been significant support for the PE subject leader, including a strategy for team teaching across the school. Teachers’ confidence has increased within P.E and they have a deeper knowledge of how to challenge and engage children within P.E.

Curriculum Development
Teachers are now more confident and competent to deliver high quality PE to all children. Staff are now confident to use a range of teaching and learning styles in PE to match lesson content. Children are now experiencing a broader end engaging curriculum with OAA being added. Our PE curriculum is wide and varied, including Multiskills/ football/ orienteering/ rugby/ gymnastics, dance, netball, and cricket to ensure children are confident to try new sports.

We have purchased a new scheme of work, with lesson plans in a wide range of sports allowing children to develop the required skills across the curriculum. There are assessment opportunities in each lesson, with concise objectives, allowing staff to assess which children are below, in line, or exceeding age related expectations. Across Key Stage One and Two 84% of children are either in line or achieving age related expectations.

Extra Curricular activity
The range of extra curricular activities has increased and included those requested by children e.g. wrestling, dodgeball and fencing. We offer alternative and varied individual and team sports to cater for all our children. At Bishop Bridgeman in addition to a range of after school clubs, we offer lunchtime clubs, which target those children who are achieving below age related expectations. These are tailored to individual children working on their skills and fitness that they need to develop. Lunchtime clubs are planned to meet children’s skills and interests as well as teaching them new games and sports they can play. 

Competitive Opportunities
 Many children have represented Bishop Bridgeman in Essa Academy sports competitions and other local competitions. We will introduce opportunities for inter form competitions.

P.E Data 2015 – 2016

  • The percentage of pupils exceeding age related expectations have increased. In Year One 25% of pupils are exceeding age related expectations.
  • The number of pupils below age related expectations in all year groups has decreased due to increased assessment opportunities with the new scheme of work. 
  • More than 80% of pupils are achieving inline or above age related age related expectations in all year groups.
  • In Year 6 in September 2015, 27% of children were achieving blew age related expectations, in July 2016 only 9%.
  • The percentage of pupil premium children achieving above age related expectations has increased by 9%. The percentage of pupil premium children achieving below age related expectations has decreased. 
  • We will work closely with Elite coaching to target those children who are achieving below age related expectations through lunch time, after school clubs and P.E sessions to ensure they are making progress within P.E.
  • An increase in Year 5 from 8% to 15% of pupils who are exceeding age related expectations. 

2016- 2017  What next?

  • To ensure all staff are confident and secure in delivering the P.E curriculum.
  • To increase the number of children achieving in line and exceeding age related expectations.
  • To ensure staff are achieving targets set and improving P.E knowledge.
  • Introduce Actiphons to children in EYFS.
  • To use assessments to target and challenge children within lessons.
  • To enhance opportunities for children to develop sports skills at lunch time. 

Pathways in P.E.

Pathways in P.E


At Bishop Bridgeman we provide a wide range of sporting activities to allow children to shine to their full potential. We endeavor to find out children’s talents and areas of expertise and ensure we provide for these needs. We have a gifted and talented register, and ensure all children have opportunities within the community to develop their skills at a higher level. We provide after school clubs that cater for the children’s interests and talents.


After School Clubs which have been provided:



Dodge ball

Cross Country









Children’s talents, skills and interests are listened to and we endeavor to meet these with the after school clubs provided. 

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