At St Paul’s we recognise the importance PE plays in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in Physical Education(PE). PE should provide opportunities for all pupils to become physically literate and confident in a way which also supports their health and fitness. Children should acquire not only physical skills, knowledge and understanding, but also the awareness and importance of leading healthy, active lives, as well as the values of sportsmanship, fairness and respect through the sports and activities they undertake.
PERSONAL BEST – We encourage the children to reflect on their ‘personal best’ in each of the different sports and skills we deliver as part of our curriculum. Every child is encouraged to reflect on their own performance in PE and extra-curricular sport and be able to verbalise ways they can improve.
Please find below our subject curriculum map.
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Pupils take part in 2 hours of physical activity each week. One lesson per week is provided by our specialist sports coaches from 360 Education. The other is provided by their class teacher.
Opportunities for extra-curricular activities are provided both by the school teachers and external providers, to ensure that a wide range of sports are available for our children. Opportunities include clubs such as football, netball, tennis, basketball, hockey, cricket, gymnastics, golf and personal fitness - and this is not our full list. Our clubs deliver equal opportunities to both boys and girls, so that all children can access the activity in which they have interest and passion.
Our school is part of the Esher District Primary School Sports Association (EDPSSA), and throughout the year, events are organised by P.E. co-ordinators to enable our pupils to take part in inter-school matches and competitions.
For the autumn term, schools in the district take part in a boys’ and girls’ football league. They take part in league and cup matches and tournaments.
In the spring term, there is a netball league allowing mixed-gender teams, again prioritising Year 6, with Year 5 children also invited to take part. The spring term also holds the Annual Cross Country Championships, which are held at West End Common for selected pupils in Years 4, 5, 6.
The summer term focuses on athletics where the children work towards KS1 and KS2 sports day. During the Summer term the teachers record the ‘personal best’ of each child for the different sports day events. The children are then encouraged to try to beat their personal best each lesson. At sports day the children can then earn points for their house teams by improving on their personal best. We believe this encourages children of all abilities to reflect on and improve their performance and means that every child can contribute to sports day.
St. Paul’s receives a Sports Premium Grant from the Government. The aim of this grant is to ensure schools can provide a high-quality P.E. curriculum. Increase active participation in sports inside and outside of lessons, and ensure teachers were attaining appropriate training opportunities. The government states:
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and Sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).
Find below our report on 2022/23 Sports Premium Grant spend