Sports Provision at Orchard Vale

Physical Education at Orchard Vale

The Head teacher, PE co-ordinator and school staff are committed to ensure that all pupils receive at least 2 hours of high quality well-planned PE per week delivered by confident and well trained teachers.

The successful delivery of the curriculum supports all aspects of health education within the school. Staff training is provided for teachers and lunchtime staff to keep them abreast of new initiatives, ensuring that PE is a high profile subject during the school day, at lunchtimes and beyond the school day.

Sports taught at Orchard Vale are wide and varied, both during the school day, and as extra-curricular clubs. Opportunities include football, basketball cricket, netball, hockey, athletics, tag rugby, swimming, and surfing and cross country. 

Teachers are encouraged to offer PE clubs as an extra-curricular activity. Other staff and members of the school community are also involved. There is a particular emphasis on encouraging ‘all’ children to have a ‘can do’ attitude and try new and exciting opportunities.

Through the local School Sports Coordinator Service Level Agreement that we have purchased as part of the Barnstaple Learning Community, the school takes part in year group sports festivals, intra and inter schools competitions leading to level 2 and 3 “School Games” competitions and central venue sports.
We are also developing sporting events across the 8 schools in the Primary Academies Trust. Current events planned include rugby tournaments, football tournaments and cross-country opportunities.