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Our ultimate aim at Ryhope Infant School Academy is to provide High Quality Physical
Education which equips every child to lead a healthy active lifestyle.
At Ryhope Infant School academy, we believe that Physical Education provides a platform
from which children can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness, and
develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes.

We aim to provide our pupils with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and
capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing, now and in their future.
Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the
determination to believe that anything can be achieved.

Our Intent for PE

• To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and
• To encourage children to work and play with others in a range of situations.
• To develop the way that children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for
different activities.
• To increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and
control of their performance.
• To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise.
• To develop an understanding in children of how we succeed in a range of physical
activities and how to evaluate their success.
• To develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and
• To provide children with a range of opportunities which enhance their physical
wellbeing, in preparation for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle.


We use a variety of teaching styles to engage all types of learners. We provide a mixture of whole class teaching, and individual, paired and group activities. Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual/ collaborative performances and sportsmanship as models for other children, and we encourage pupils to evaluate their own work as well as the work of their peers. Within lessons, we give our pupils an opportunity to both collaborate and to compete with each other using a wide range of resources. We help children to recognise the importance of personal challenge, and to celebrate their own individual successes.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.