Physical Education

Mayflower Federation uses ‘The Real PE programme’ to deliver physical education lessons.  This programme includes teacher training, innovative resources and is supported by an online, real learning platform. It provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for practitioners to give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE.  It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.   ‘The Real PE’ is a philosophy and approach which aims to inform how we teach PE in order to include challenge and support for every child.

The key features of this programme are:

  • A unique child centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to engage and challenge EVERY child.
  • Developing the key abilities children need to be successful within PE and Sport and across the curriculum.
  • Inspiring teachers to enjoy teaching PE and transforming their confidence to deliver outstanding lessons.
  • An unrivalled whole school approach with assessment framework, curriculum maps, Schemes of Work and simple assessment tools.
  • Sector leading training, support and evidence of impact.

PE Learning Journey


All children across the Mayflower Federation are given the chance to learn to swim.  We are very lucky to have our own swimming pool, so we provide plenty of opportunities for children to learn to swim throughout their time at Mayflower Federation, most reaching above the expectation of 25 metres by the end of Key Stage 2.

Children within KS2 receive swimming lessons within the academic year.  This investment allows for children to become strong and confident swimmers, whilst still being able to fulfil all other aspects of the taught PE curriculum.

Mayflower Federation also provide additional after-school clubs to allow for further children to benefit from learning to swim from an earlier age.  Private lesson are also held at the pool that parents/ carers, other schools and members of the community can benefit from.

In particular, pupils are taught to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.