GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

PE and Games


Subject Overview

At Cordwalles Junior School, we are committed to promoting active lifestyles which will not only improve children’s physical fitness, but also social and emotional wellbeing.  Our broad and balanced Physical Education offer is suited to the needs of all children and gives them the opportunity to improve their self-esteem, communication skills, confidence, resilience and teamwork.  Children will develop these skills through a range of competitive and non-competitive sports in PE lessons, including: athletics, invasion games, net & wall games, striking & fielding games, swimming, gymnastics, dance and Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA). 

We are passionate about children’s learning extending beyond the classroom, therefore we encourage children to participate in sports clubs after school, inter-school fixtures and tournaments (including netball, tag-rugby, cross country and swimming galas) and becoming sports leaders who run games for their peers during break and lunchtimes.  Our PE lead works collaboratively with subject leads across the school in order to provide children with further opportunities, such as developing map reading skills in our OAA offer; linking Physical Education to Science experiments in order to understand the effects of exercise on our bodies; using physical exercise in PSHE lessons to reduce anxiety, stress and depression.

Curriculum Intent

We recognise the importance Physical Education plays in the curriculum and are committed to developing the whole child, providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in the subject.  At the heart of our physical education offer, our aim is to develop children's fundamental skills, improve confidence in their ability and build the foundations for a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.  Everything we offer within our Physical Education curriculum is underpinned by our whole school values:

‘Respect, Endeavour, Succeed’.  

Through good physical education and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best.  We listen to our children's wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs.  We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes.

Our objectives in the teaching of PE align with the National Curriculum in that we aim to ensure all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time 

  • Engage in competitive sports and activities 

  • Lead healthy, active lives

At Cordwalles Junior School, we aim to ensure that our delivery of Physical Education allows all children to leave primary school with the skills, tools and mindset to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond. We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being within Physical Education and across the curriculum. We have strong links with local clubs and partnerships within our community to ensure the children and families receive the support and knowledge they need.


Curriculum Implementation

Our PE lessons are planned using the Get Set 4 PE platform. This is planned so that progression is built into the scheme which ensures our children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.

All children receive a minimum of 2 hours a week of Physical Education.  Each half term, children will learn two new sports from our broad and balanced curriculum offer. 

Our Key Stage 2 programme includes: 

Each scheme of work is delivered using progressive lesson plans which recap, build on and develop prior knowledge and skills. 

Throughout the year, all children will participate in a 5 week unit of swimming lessons, delivered by ‘Frogs and Friends’ at St George’s School, Ascot.

See here for an example scheme of work and lesson plan for Year 5 Netball.


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Clubs and Fixtures at Cordwalles

Cordwalles are proud to be able to offer a broad and balanced curriculum offer for our children. We have free netball and cricket clubs which are run by our dedicated staff and are provided. In addition to this, we have a dedicated, trained sports coach from In-2-Sport coming in to lead lunchtime and after-school football and rounders clubs for the children at no extra cost. 

We are active members of the Surrey Heath Primary Schools Sports Association (SHPSSA), which consists of 13 schools that aim to promote school sport. The association works with local community club providers in order to establish long-term sports development pathways for our children. It also enables us to offer opportunities for all our children to represent the school at different intra-school events and competitions throughout the academic year.

Please follow this link to see what events we are attending this year.


PE and School Sport (PESS) Premium Funding 

As a school, we carry out an annual audit to identify areas in which we can utilise the PESS funding and improve the quality of PE and sports provision at the school. This year, we will allocate funding towards further CPD for teaching staff, replace old equipment with new, develop the current PE curriculum and purchase equipment to promote active playtimes. 

Please follow this link to see a full spending breakdown of PESS funding for the 2021/22 school year.


Athlete visits at Cordwalles

On Monday 28th March, we were visited by Kelly Simm, GB Gymnast, who led circuit sessions with the children. This was a sponsorsed event and we are delighted to announce that the children raised over £3100! 60% of this will go towards purchasing new sports equipment for Cordwalles Junior School. 

Kelly Simm led an inspiration assembly with some incredible gymnastic demonstrations during her visit:

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For more information about SportforSchools athlete events, visit the website here.



Useful Websites

Go Noodle

Get Set 4 PE

Jump Start Jonny


Policies and Documents

PE Skills Progression KS2

PE - National Curriculum