When pupils leave our school, we want them to have a good understanding of how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, to have high aspirations for their future and to be able to contribute positively as part of a team. We want the children from St Peters to achieve a lifelong love of being active, to use sport to show respect to each other and to improve their own self esteem. Our curriculum will support the development of key gross motor skills, enabling access to a wider range of activities. Our curriculum will also aim to remove existing barriers to participation including physical and perceived stereotypes, by focusing, in part, on new and innovative activities. As a school we value the impact PE and Sport can have on other challenges facing our young people, including attendance and punctuality and the increasing concerns around maintaining a healthy weight. Through a data driven approach, all pupils will have opportunities that are tailored to their needs, enabling each child to develop a passion for sport and physical activity. For our pupils, the curriculum will place additional focus on increasing the awareness of others and the importance of equality both within sport and everyday life. There will also be a focus on broadening knowledge of the opportunities available in the local area and identifying role models that are aspirational and our children can relate to.
Pupils at St Peter’s participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports and skills to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils.
Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being and fitness of all children at St Peter’s, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.