At St. Paul’s C of E Primary School, we believe that physical education is an essential part of a child’s educational development. We aim to develop a balanced program offering a variety of activities to enhance skills in physical education as well as sporting values (team work, passion, determination, honesty, respect and self-belief). Positive participation in physical education will enable children to build self-esteem, team work and positive attitudes in PE.
We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in PE at their own level but also for them to feel that they can be challenged with their skills and have the opportunity to challenge themselves, taking risks (safely) in the process. We want to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, understanding fairness and equity of play in order to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at our school, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. We want the children to be motivated to engage with the PE experiences we offer so that they will want to continue to develop high levels of activity in their life outside school and into their future lives.