“Physical exercise promotes positive self-image, high-productivity and energetic well-being” Lailah Gifty Akita 

Welcome to PE at Huntingdon Academy. On this page you will find key information about the leadership, design and implementation of our PE provision. PE at Huntingdon Academy is led by Polly Lees-Collier. Our link governor for PE is Angela Roe. The PE ambassadors are Grace, D’Andre, Cairo, Jahziah, Jazai, Bryan, Lakye, Lariah, Imaan and Tyler.

Polly Lees-Collier

Subject overview

At Huntingdon Academy, we promote and support the importance of a healthy lifestyle and place a particular emphasis on the well-being of our pupils. Our curriculum gives pupils the opportunity to develop an understanding of the positive impact of physical activity upon their lives. We support and inspire all of our pupils to lead a healthy lifestyle.

We aim to inspire all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport, consequently all pupils at Huntingdon Academy have the opportunity to compete in a wide range of sporting competitions. We believe that opportunities to compete in sport build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Furthermore, sporting experiences also support our pupils to develop their communication, collaboration, thinking and listening skills. We strive to ensure that the subject specific vocabulary and terminology required within Physical Education runs through all lessons and believe that this is a key element in developing children’s understanding of their bodies and health.

National Curriculum link

Our PE curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Key Stages 1, 2 and the Early Years Learning Framework.

PE Pedagogy

In order to deliver a rich, captivating PE curriculum the following key principles are essential to our implementation

At Huntingdon Academy we believe that physical activity is essential to leading a healthy lifestyle, thus throughout the day there are a variety of opportunities for our pupils to be active such as:

. The walk to school campaign

. The daily mile

. Lunchtime and breaktime sports clubs

. Afterschool sports clubs


Opportunities to engage in physical activity are embedded throughout the school day at Huntingdon academy. We also provide a minimum of 1 PE lesson a week, this lesson is supported by our sports leader’s Ashley Jenkins and Maddi Liley.

Maddie LilleyAshely Jenkins

Curriculum design

Our curriculum design, is based upon developing three pillars of progression: motor competencies, rules, strategies and tactics; and healthy participation. Consequently, each PE lessons focuses upon developing those three pillars. Our progression of skills framework can be found below: