The 2014 National Curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all children:
- 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
P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that when taught well and the children are enabled to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life.
During their time at St Mary’s, all children have access to specialist sports and dance coaching, as we fundamentally believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum, inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Teachers teach with sports specialists to ensure their skill set remains high. Children in key stage 2, have the opportunity to swim which we believe is a skill for life. These sessions are delivered by Impulse Leisure.
At St Mary’s, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and further embed our key value of respect.