At St Joseph’s we believe that PE is a fundamental part of every child’s life and because of this our school recognises the importance that it places upon the wellbeing of the children in our school. We intend to reflect its importance at the heart of a fun and active school life.
It is our intention to ensure that the PE curriculum will support our children to recognise and develop the core skills and values of Physical Education and Sport. We believe these to be resilience, determination, leadership, self-confidence, empathy, respect, fairness and honesty. It is our aim to make a lasting positive impact on the health, wellbeing and outcome of every child that we teach both now and in their futures. Our PE teaching is based upon the needs of our children where we create opportunities for them to become physically confident, in a safe and secure environment. We aim to provide a high-quality, inclusive curriculum that will inspire all children to achieve their personal best. It is our intention to embed the fundamental skills in our teaching to ensure that our children can participate in a broad range of activities at school, club events and across local sporting events to spark ambition and a desire for competition both in and out of school.
We aim to provide a PE curriculum that pupils not only enjoy, but gives every child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve both in PE and importantly – life. Our teaching provides a balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities which aim to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Pupils will leave the school with the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes to prepare them for a healthy, active lifestyle and promote a lifelong love of sport.
At St Joseph's we use Green Acre Sports Partnership resources for our planning and personalised tracking. Class teachers are also being supported by the coaching team at Sport Giants. We are also using specialist coaches from organisations such a Badminton England and companies such as Once upon a mat for Yoga.
To view our PE and Sports Premium Strategy please go to our document section of the website.