Curriculum Origins

-NCPE2008 – Confident, Independent, Learners - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, Higher
Order Thinking Skills, Learning to Learn dimensions.

-Sports Coach UK Participant Development Report 2009 – Holistic development of the whole athlete
– bio-psycho-social model.  

-Positive Development of Young People Through Sport PDYPS 2009 – twin track curricular –
psycho motor & psycho behavioural.

-SOLO Taxonomy – Structured Observation of Learning Outcomes within PE – Dudley, Goodyear.

Research Base

-Margaret Whitehead’s Physical Literacy concept, PL

-Keith Davids and Chris Button’s Perception / Cognition / Action Coupling,

-Dave Collins and Aine MacNamara’s Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence,

-The new Australian Curriculum: HPE Framework

-Learner’s Positive Youth Development, PYD.

-Hellison’s Personal Social Responsibility Model, PSR.


PE Curriculum – Moral Curriculum – C.A.R.E. Curriculum

(Cognitive, Active, Relationships, Emotional)

Philosophy – provide learning opportunities to help develop the whole child – physically, mentally
(cognitively), socially, and emotionally.

· Physical – how a child moves, their FMS - Functional Movements for Sport, Sport techniques and skills

· Mentally / Cognitively – how a child thinks in PE – problem solving, decision making, planning.
organizing, perceiving.

· Socially – how a child thinks and acts with others – pupils, teachers, coaches etc – communication,
leadership, sharing, caring.

· Emotionally – how a child thinks and acts about themselves – independence, confidence, resilience,

The P.E curriculum provides schools with a range of activities and games that develop children in

these 4 areas,
complete with a Performance P.E Assessment Matrix allowing teachers to easily track and evaluate s
tudent progress.

Content Focus

The C.A.R.E. curriculum is underpinned by a clear delivery focus on:

· Communication

· Confidence

· Cooperation

· Creativity

· Leadership

· Physical Literacy

· Reflection Skills

· Task Based Learning