Intent – Visions and Aims

At St. Robert Southwell Primary School our vision for Physical Education and Sport is that every child should have the opportunity to take part in physical activity to develop physical confidence and competence. We are passionate about improving the health and well-being of all our pupils through the delivery of a high-quality PE curriculum as well as offer a range of extra-curricular activities.

We also aim to provide the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive sports to as many children as possible. Through these opportunities the children gain an understanding of what competition feels like, what it is like to be part of a team and to be able to show sportsmanship in both victory and defeat. We hope that through these sporting opportunities, our pupils will develop a love and passion for sport beyond their time with us.

It is also important that our children develop leadership skills during their time with us. Through roles such as team captains and sports leaders we hope our pupils understand what it is like to have responsibility, how to organise a team and communicate their ideas to their peers and adults.

Curriculum Implementation

Children at St. Robert Southwell receive regular PE lessons taught by the teaching staff from Reception to Year 6. Along with these lessons, our curriculum is enhanced through our participation in interschool sporting competitions through the partnership. Our school Sports Coach also delivers a variety of before school club activities.

Through these we aim to meet the National Curriculum aims for PE, to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives

All pupils will also attend swimming lessons during their time with us, usually in Year 5, with the hope of all children achieving the goal of swimming the distance of 25m.

Our curriculum objectives are mapped out across our PE Progression of Skills document which can be found on our website.

Impact – Outcomes

The aim is that our PE curriculum will develop our children’s ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make appropriate choices about their physical health. We believe that we achieve this goal and develop children that are physically competent and enjoy participating in PE and sport.

We have achieved the mark of silver on the School Games Mark in consecutive years and our young sportsmen and women have done an outstanding job representing our school in many competitions, often taking home the trophy.