Our intent: At St Saviour we value every child as unique and recognise that, as individuals, they all have their own special talents and abilities. Our aim is to ensure that all children reach their full potential, academically, socially and spiritually, within a supportive and caring Christian environment.
Whilst we have high academic expectations for all children, we also recognise the importance of social and interpersonal skills, and seek to develop these in partnership with the home and the local community. We also encourage participation in a variety of extra-curricular clubs and events, so that children can develop their confidence through experiencing a wide range of activities. We encourage a 'sport for all' attitude where as many children as want to, get the opportunity to represent the school in some way.
The school’s philosophy of ‘Striving for Excellence Whilst Caring For All’ is embedded fully within our PE curriculum, where our overall intent is that every child gains the physical, emotional and thinking skills needed to enable them to achieve personal success in PE, Sport and life.
The PE curriculum is enhanced by the opportunities given to our children to experience sports such as archery, ten pin bowling and golf, and for them to receive specialist coaching in sports such as dance, football, rugby, cricket and athletics.
This enrichment dovetails the highly effective extracurricular club provision on offer at the school where a comprehensive range of sports are on offer. Furthermore, we provide exceptional opportunities for our children to engage in a wide range of cluster, borough and regional competitive events for both individual and team athletes at a differing range of abilities. We use the borough aspire, achieve and panathlon events to ensure that every child will leave us having had the opportunity to represent the school at a number of festivals and competitions.
PE is taught on a weekly basis following the a bespoke Key PE Sports curriculum, fully aligned to the National Curriculum and places the child at the heart of all lessons with the ultimate goal of children feeling valued, included, challenged and supported. A specialist PE coach from Key PE Sports (Mr Fenton) delivers half of the PE curriculum to children in years 1-5.
From the very beginning of a child’s learning journey at school, the 6 multi abilities of social, personal, creative, cognitive, physical and health and fitness underpin every PE lesson with a view to creating transferrable skills which can be used across the whole curriculum.
The EYFS curriculum and the school’s wider work support pupils to develop resilience, confidence and independence and lead a healthy and active lifestyle, helping them to know how to keep physically and mentally healthy and thus enhancing their personal development.
Within KS1, there is a focus on the development of fundamental movement skills (agility balance and coordination), healthy competition (both individually and with others) and cooperative learning within a range of increasingly challenging situations. Through clear, sequential objectives, lessons ensure a logical progression in attainment, with children in KS2 continuing to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and learning to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
Our PE curriculum caters for the needs and abilities of all of our children, enabling every child to work at a level suitable to their own ability. Teachers support, stretch and challenge all children to ensure every child achieves outstanding progress.
During all lessons, children get the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other as well as them gaining an understanding of how to analyse and improve personal and peer performance in different physical activities and sports whilst learning how to evaluate and recognise their own successes.
By providing a rich and varied curriculum, along with giving our children a wealth of different sporting opportunities and experiences, plus our extensive range of extracurricular clubs, we at St Saviours ensure that our children create positive relationships with physical activity for life, whilst developing their understanding of how to keep physically healthy, eat healthily and maintain a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle. We also endeavour to ensure that they will leave the school with some positive life long memories of what it felt like to represent the school.
The school has been awarded Active Mark Gold and is currently working towards Platinum - this is in recognition of the PE the school offers and the wide range of activities the school participates in at a cluster, authority and local level. Our ambition is that no child will leave the school without having had the opportunity to represent the school at an event.
Much of our outdoor and adventurous activities are covered in our annual residential visits (2 days in year 3 and 4 and 3 days in year 5 and 6. Whilst away the children will do a range of adventurous activities such as climbing, 3G swing, abseiling, zip wire, ropes etc. We use Kingswood as a provider.
PE Curriculum Overview
We run a number of sports teams in school in all age groups - these include:
- Cross Country
- Indoor Athletics
- Table Cricket
PE Policy Review February 2023
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