P.E. and Sports
Introduction to P.E.
At St Teresa’s our vision is “to shape our children to become the leaders of tomorrow” and we believe that providing a Physical Education Programme which will help our children to develop:
- the relevant knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to enhance their physical, social, intellectual and emotional well-being,
- intrinsic motivation to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle
- an appreciation that life is a precious gift from God Our aim is to raise standards of PE and school sport, increasing the participation and the opportunities for our children. Our aim is to develop our children’s: passion, respect, resilience, honesty, determination, teamwork and self-belief throughout our broad and balanced curriculum (PE, arts, music, drama and PSHE)
The PE curriculum is organised through development of skills from EYFS to KS2 using the national curriculum framework. This includes skill based learning and if possible cross curricular links to our ‘St Teresa’s Curriculum’ in dance and gymnastics. PE is a timetabled element of the curriculum (1 hour indoor and 1 hour outdoor) from EYFS to Year 6. Year 4 is an exception to this, as swimming is part of their PE curriculum. Therefore, Year 4 alternate between indoor and outdoor PE. We have adapted the Harrow HSIP (Harrow Schools Improvement Partnership) scheme of work which has been taken from the National Curriculum. During lessons, staff and the children are supported by our Sport and Play leader, team teaching skills and school sport.
St Teresa’s receives Sports Premium funding, which is used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The funding is used to help to develop 60 minutes of physical activity a day, raising the profile of PE across the school, developing staff CPD, broadening the range of sports and activities and to ensure increased participation in competitive sport.
Our PE lead reviews the use of Sports Premium Impact as a tool to review, which is published before July of each academic year. Our sporting results from 2017 to present, have seen St Teresa’s win London Youth Games in Tennis, Basketball and Rugby as well as All Britain Competition in Gaelic Football. We strive to ensure that our all our children flourish in PE and thus will stay active both inside and outside of school. We are successful in ensuring that by the end of Year 6 all of our children will participate in an inclusive competition. We have increased the number of and a number of our children sustain this with 7 local links in the community. Furthermore, we can identify our children who are deemed overweight or obese, ensuring our children are provided opportunities to get fit and active. Overall our children know how to eat well, maintain an active lifestyle and keep physically and mentally healthy.
In the future, we see PE at St Teresa’s, develop alongside the digital age with more resources to support children and the workforce. To ensure there are no barriers to sport, closing the gap and unlocking every child’s potential especially for these groups: girls, disadvantage, minority groups. Providing ways to stimulate, inspire and motivate these groups to stay in sport and find ‘their sport’.