"Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong." John F Kennedy
“Morley Victoria Primary School in Leeds is a such great place to learn and the staff team puts physical activity at the heart of the school. They understand that healthy pupils are often happier pupils. Physical activity is seen as a great opportunity rather than an obligation” Nick Powell, PE Partner
After the success of London 2012 schools have been given a ‘pot’ of money to spend to develop our sporting stars of the future. For some children it is simply to develop the love of sporting activities and the enjoyment of learning new skills. PE and physical activity at Morley Victoria is about building life skills not necessarily sports skills that the children will need in their everyday lives, eg, balance, coordination and strength. At Morley Victoria we have decided to spend our money, along with the other Aspire schools, to employ a sports coach to deliver very high quality PE lessons. Mr Rhodes, our PE coach has developed great working relationships with the staff and pupils alike and we are very fortunate to have him working at our school. For more information about Spiral PE please visit the link below:
We have recently had a full audit of PE and physical activity (conducted by PE Partner) which has helped us to write a detailed PE statement about how we are going to further improve PE and physical activity at Morley Victoria. It is also a key area for improvement on our School Development Plan. We are also an early adopter of the active schools framework (see image below) and are working with PE Partner to develop a brand new audit tool that schools can use linked to this framework - we are excited about being one of the first schools to try out this audit tool.