PE, Health & Wellbeing
Through sport and PE, pupils develop invaluable skills which enhance learning. We believe that sport plays an important part in promoting inclusion, healthy life choices and self-confidence.
- are committed to equipping every child with the skills & confidence to lead a healthy life
- provide access to a high quantity and quality of sports
- seek opportunities for sporting competitions
- ensure every child has an equal opportunity to take part in PE and Sport
- aim to develop greater awareness about dangers such as obesity, smoking and other activities that can have a detrimental impact on health and wellbeing
We have a rich and varied curriculum and enjoy excellent resources for teaching PE. Each year group has 2 lessons per week – one taught indoors and the other outside. In summer, the children have use of our athletics facilities and swimming pool.
Our House system enables healthy in-school competition.The annual Sports Day and Mini-Olympic events are also part of House competitions.
St Paul’s has a long history of sporting success. Each year, the school competes in many inter-school events and competitions and are proud to have retained the title of overall District Sports Champions for the fifteenth consecutive year.
Parent Surveys show very high levels of satisfaction with the way we encourage the children to be active and healthy.The same is true with extracurricular provision of PE and Sport. We offer a wide range of clubs including: Football, Basketball, Badminton, Judo, Netball, Athletics, Running, Gymnastics, Multiskills and Triathlon. The strength of participation is evident with 57% of pupils involved in at least one after school activity.
Our curriculum promotes healthy lifestyles through topics such as food groups, how the body works, cookery and menu planning. Caterlink is the WBC approved provider of school meals. The governors linked to the School Travel Plan, organise a number of initiatives, including ‘Walk to School Week’ where children are awarded with special badges for regularly walking to school as well as their own WOW Campaign – Walk Once Weekly. In addition, pupils take part in the My Journey Walking Challenge promoted by Wokingham Borough Council. All Year 5 pupils are offered the opportunity to participate in Bikeability training in the summer term, equipping them with the skills to travel safely, with confidence and independence,in a healthy way.
Sports Premium Grant
Since September 2013, the government has provided additional funding to schools to improve provision of PE and sport. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. At St. Paul's PE/Sport remains a priority and details of how we used this funding in 2016 – 2017 can be found below.