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. From Easter until October (weather permitting), the children have use of our 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 eighteenth consecutive year.
Parent feedback indicates very high levels of satisfaction with the way the children are encouraged 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 almost 300 club places being taken up over the last 12 months.
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. We promote ‘Walk to School Week’ and in Year 5, every pupil is given the opportunity to participate in Bikeability training, 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. Details of how we used this funding in 2016 – 2017 can be found below.
Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. In accordance with the National Curriculum, schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.
The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situation
Pupils who can swim competently,confidently & proficiently for at least 25 metres
Pupils who can use a range of strokes effectively
Pupils who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations