At Duke Street Primary School, we recognise the importance of providing a high quality physical education programme within which pupils develop physical competence and confidence and are given opportunities to be physically educated and become physically literate. Within our physical education provision we also aim to promote personal development, health and well-being, enjoyment, success and achievement of all pupils across the whole curriculum and beyond.
Earrings in PE - Pupils should only wear small studs to school, not hoops or danglers. Ideally, ears should be newly pierced at the beginning of the Summer Holidays to give the ears time to heal before the start of the new term. Students unable to remove earrings should be required to make them safe by taping, front and back, which may offer a measure of protection. The taping should be sufficient to prevent the stud post penetrating the bone behind the ear should an unintentional blow be received, (eg from someone or from equipment such as a ball). This taping may be done at home for younger children or prior to the lesson for older students. Staff are not required to remove or tape earrings for students. Therefore:
If possible, parents should remove earrings on the day of their child’s PE lesson.
Tape earrings up at home, ensuring there is enough protection as detailed above.