St Joseph's Catholic Infant School

St Joseph's Catholic Infant School

PE Vision Statement



Here at St Joseph’s Catholic Infant School we believe a high quality Physical Education (PE) curriculum should be an integral part of the whole curriculum. The importance of PE and activities are soon to be demonstrated on our school website and promoted throughout school in the form of displays.

Our school recognises the value that PE and sport can give children and we have seen significant evidence to show that it also supports other learning across the curriculum. It also contributes to healthy and active lifestyles, focuses positive behaviour, increases school attendance and develops key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop these fundamental skills in order to excel in a wide range of physical activities and learn to then transfer these abilities into the varied curriculum.

The PE curriculum which we offer is inclusive and ensures that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time, in order to encourage them to lead healthy and active lives. There are also opportunities for pupils to take on leadership roles in which they can build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.

St Joseph’s Catholic Infant School’s mission is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of outstanding PE for our pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. To ensure we are doing this we will be developing our links to outside agencies and nearby secondary schools and clubs, which will help to generate positive interaction within the community. We are improving our programme of festivals and intra and inter-school competitions, which will provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities, both in and beyond the curriculum. We are striving towards improving the delivery of the teaching and learning of PE in order to promote participation, progress and performance from our pupils.

By implementing, monitoring and reviewing assessment systems of PE, we can measure the impact and progress of the quality and provision within our school. This will lead to overall school improvement, resulting in children being active, healthy, learning to support others and most importantly our pupils having fun.