SEND - Ambition and Access in PE - Gray's Farm Primary Academy

SEND - Ambition and Access in PE

Ambition – What are we aiming for children with SENs to achieve in this subject? 

Access – What amendments are made to the subject in order to help children with SENs to achieve?

Children are able to take control of their own learning where they have responsibility and ownership to challenge themselves. To support children to build resilience and self esteem. To help children to develop skills they need to become life-long learning specialists who have both an understanding and have a positive relationship with physical activity.

  • A range of resources are available to the children to ensure they can access the learning (i.e. a range of different sized and weighted balls to develop catching skills).  

  • A spiral curriculum that has a child centred approach where children are guided to to work at their level and pace, with PE acting as a vehicle to develop 6 key learning areas. 

  • A curriculum that focuses on developing skills to become life-long learners rather than PE skills. This removes the pressure of physical ability therefore enabling all children to succeed at their own pace.

  • Opportunities to work in a collaborative way. Working in partners or small groups allows the children to voice their own ideas and opinions, building their confidence, boosting self esteem and developing their social skills. This also enables children to feedback to each other and think critically about their work and performance, setting new targets and aspirations.