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Powell's School Church of England (VA) Primary School


P.E & Performimg Arts at Powells

At Powell’s we encourage all children to be physically active as part of their everyday lifestyle; our aim is to make physical activity fun and enjoyable regardless of children’s physical abilities. 


PE Curriculum

Every Year Group takes part in 2 hours of PE each week. We ensure our lessons have a key skill as the main lesson objective. These skills are broken down for each year group to ensure appropriate progression from Early Years up to Year 6.

A comprehensive list of the Key Skills taught can be found in the following links:

Curriculum Overview

Skills Progression

At Powell’s all children are given the opportunity to take part in games and competitive sports. Our list of events that children took part in for the year 2019/2020 can be found by clicking here or the diary of events for 2021/2022 can be viewed on the following link:Powell's Sport Fixtures 2021/22

Reports about events written by the children can be found on the following page link:
News & sport reports written by children

School Games Mark

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows us to evaluate our PE provision and assists us in developing an action plan for future progress.

Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics...

  • Participation - how many young people at our school are being engaged in sporting activity?
  • Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
  • Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
  • Clubs - how many local links does our school have with clubs or establishments from the area?

Having previously been awarded Silver in 2013/14, Gold in 2016/17 and Gold in 2017/2018 we are very pleased to announce we have maintained our Gold Award for the curriculum year 2018/2019.


What is Sports Premium?

The government are providing £320million per annum of funding to allow schools to make considerable new investments into the improvement of PE provision following the 2012 Olympic Games. This funding is set aside and only available for use on sport and PE provision in school.

Details of how we intend to spend our Sports Premium for the Year 2019/2020 (and actual spending from previous years) can be found by clicking the links below.

2019/2020 Spending plan Evidencing the impact sport premium 2020/21
2018/2019 Spending plan & review PE and Sport Premium Financial Year 2020/21
2017/2018 Spending plan & review PE and Sport Premium Financial Year 2019/20

Calendar of Events

Please click here to open our events calendar

Our Specialists

We are very lucky to have such a strong team of specialist PE teachers here at Powell’s. Find out a bit more about each staff member below:

Mya Roberts

With over 15 years teaching experience, Mya has a degree in Contemporary Dance, has worked with one of the choreographers from Strictly Come Dancing and is a teacher at Stage Coach Performing Arts. Mya is a qualified Zumba instructor whose claim to fame is performing as a backing dancer in a music video for A1!

Mya works with all classes for at least ten weeks per year. In every lesson, Mya teaches a new dance routine for the children to perform in smaller groups to each other at the end of the lesson.

As well as lesson time, Mya works with children every week as part of an extra curricular dance club. She organises two dance routines every year for the Annual Bingham Hall concert.


Rachel Rogers

As well as being one of our valued teaching assistants, Rachel Rogers is our resident qualified gymnastics coach. Rachel is director of Beam! Gymnastics; a club for children with additional needs and disabilities. Having formerly represented the South West in gymnastics competitions, Rachel works with all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6 for at least ten weeks of the year. Children learn routines to music as well as being taught and developing new skills. Some children enter the Key Steps competitions for school under the guidance of Rachel.

Rachel also runs an after school gymnastics club throughout the year. One of Rachel’s clubs learn a gymnastics routine, which the children perform at the Bingham Hall concert in June. Rumour has it, Rachel performed as a surprise Chewbacca for our Bingham Hall concert, something she strongly denies!


Performing Arts

In the summer term we have a celebration of music and performing arts in the wonderful Cirencester Bingham Hall. This is a fantastic opportunity for our children to experience performing on a stage. We hire lighting and sound engineers who lend the occasion a truly exciting and professional feel.

Children work on a dance and gymnastics routine for one whole term, which they then perform to parents.