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The Endeavour Sport & Physical Education Vision


At Endeavour Primary School, the curriculum is focused on the pursuit of ensuring progress for all children. It insists on knowledge being the key to the learning, providing differentiated inclusive learning for all children to “succeed and excel”. It is about teaching children to be physically confident, it needs to be personal, based on knowledge gathering, experiencing success and enjoyment. This helps build and develop health and fitness. The curriculum discusses a culture, a way of thinking that all children should gain and develop. It is coming up with the idea that children can own their learning; that they are allowed to own it, developing life skills that the children know and recognise that they have.  It is not about competing, or particular skills, but about developing a realisation of key life skills that can develop and be used for many purposes.


In the aims, the National Curriculum is ensuring that all pupils succeed. It alludes to differentiation here strongly by using the phrase “all pupils”. The National Curriculum is looking at all pupils regardless of disability need to succeed across four key areas.


The first aim is looking at developing competence to excel in a broad range of activities. It is about age-related skills, which eventually leads to sports. It is about all children developing in relation to their age.

The second is looking at being physically active for sustained periods. We are looking at there being a set percentage of activity in each lesson being developed into children’s lives. We know that lesson times are linked to age-related timing with the best intentions, but regardless of what we are having, this should be 80% of the lesson time where every child is experiencing an increased heart rate.


The third is about global participation, that children are engaged. Children take part competitively, whether at a personal level where they challenge a previous self/time/success or against peers and that this is global across the classes so that all pupils are involved.


The fourth is more about an evolution of life, a way of changing self-perspective to lead a healthy, active life. Within a school environment, there is the ability to affect this, but to spread outside of the school; it needs to be taught as a life skill, an understanding and a knowledge that this should be a way of thinking. A culture.

PE needs to be exciting, safe for all children to take part in, and build towards an end goal that allows for progression from us into the Junior School.


  All pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives


Stirling University’s James MacAllister says, ‘Physically educated persons should be defined as those who have learned to arrange their lives in such a way that the physical activities they freely engage in make a distinctive contribution to their wider flourishing.’