Physical Education

Curriculum subject leader: Mrs Emma Bailey & Miss Jessica Coxon


The Physical Education Curriculum- 2020 and beyond

An athlete at Maple Cross leads a physical and active life and engages in a diverse range of sporting and health activities that prompt both physical and mental health.


The aim of the P.E. curriculum at Maple Cross School is to raise children’s aspirations.

  • To understand the meaning of sport and build a lifelong passion for their own physical health.
  • To be competitive and want to be the best they can whilst also encouraging others to do the best in teams whilst developing their leadership and sportsmanship skills.
  • For all children to enjoy participating and to grow and develop in an environment that encourages success at whatever level that may take.


The P.E. curriculum will recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the children’s various starting points and concurrently provide opportunities to broaden and enrich their horizons.

  • All children will be given the opportunity to grow and develop in P.E from their varying starting points.


The structure of the P.E. curriculum is informed by both professional research and the context, needs and interests of the children.

  • The school has adopted Watford CSE Trust scheme of work so that all teachers, no matter what their background in P.E., feel confident, empowered and excited to teach it and it will capture the interests of the children.
  • Teachers work with expert sports coaches to constantly develop their knowledge and teaching of PE.



The P.E. curriculum will focus on the growth of and deepening in knowledge, the development and application of skills, the exposure to challenging concepts and the exploration of values and attitudes.

  • Within the curriculum, the design allows for the progression of skills, builds subject knowledge and ensures deeper understanding of what it is to be an athlete.
Click here to see the coverage of P.E. across school.


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