Physical Education


The ACE curriculum through Physical Education


 “Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan


Aspiration – At Cavendish Close Junior Academy we strive to create opportunities, raise aspirations and positively influence the health and wellbeing of young people through sport and physical activity.


Collaboration – at Cavendish we teach the value of teamwork through our curriculum, sports clubs and team sports.  An enjoyable and positive environment, whilst encouraging effective communication, helps build respect and tolerance.


Experience – We believe that positive experiences help build the foundations for an active life. If children and young people have experiences that feel fun, positive and give them a sense of confidence, they’re more likely to want to be active in the future.  We give all children the opportunity to represent the school in a wide range of sporting activities and competition.


PE develops pupils' physical competence and confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action.  We hope that through our program of physical activities, children -

  • Improve physical fitness
  • Develop skill and motor skills
  • Gain regular, healthful physical activity
  • Develop self-discipline
  • Influence moral development, leadership, cooperation with others
  • Reduce stress – an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety
  • Strengthen peer relationships
  • Improve self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop respect for their body, classmates and teammates
  • Experience setting goals
  • Improve academic achievement

Through all of these, our children are able to become ACE Athletes


Mr M Bowen

Physical Education Lead


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Cavendish Close Junior Academy

Deborah Drive, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 4RJ

Mrs Michelle Tague: Principal

01332 672338