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GHA - Association for Physical Education, Distinction!


Mrs Worley, our PE lead, and all of the staff, work very hard to ensure that our children all access a range of excellent and engaging PE experiences. The Association for Physical Education considered GHA’s application for their quality mark and conducted a validation visit to school. They have awarded us the Quality Mark with Distinction for ‘demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity’.

They told us this is because:

  • GHA’s PE curriculum is fully inclusive, broad, needs and context-driven and transformative with all pupils making excellent progress in relation to their abilities/communication skills and sensory needs; this is highly significant because the range of abilities and needs are incredibly wide and far reaching.
  • The leadership and management of PESSPA are exemplary with the new PE Lead powerfully supported by the SLT advocating PESSPA in the school community and beyond and ensuring PESSPA is at the heart of school life.
  • PESSPA very effectively develops wider ‘life skills’ of confidence, self- esteem, co-operation, leadership, team work, resilience and problem-solving. This gives the pupils a wealth of transferable experiences and skills in, and out, of the classroom.
  • There is outstanding support in each class so pupils are continuously provided with highly effective teaching, care and support.