At St Joseph’s we intend for our children to be confident individuals who live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of Sport and Physical Education at a young age can help build a lifetime of healthy habits and participation in sports. Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people, including physical health and mental wellbeing. It helps to increase self-esteem and emotional wellbeing as well as lowering anxiety and depression. Children who take part in physical activity are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers, it also improves behaviour and enhances academic achievement.
The Sport and Physical Education curriculum is covered through the implementation of a one year cycle where children develop the knowledge and skills necessary for social, emotional and physical wellbeing. We aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. Pupils at St Joseph’s participate in weekly PE and sporting activities. PE is further supplemented with after school clubs delivered by our Sports Leader.
The impact of our Sport and Physical Education curriculum is that our children receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum regardless of year group or ability. Every child accesses all the key areas of the subject on offer at our school. Our Sports Leader plans PE with clear progression of skills and knowledge that we have devised as part of our curriculum offer to ensure that all children access it at an age appropriate level. Competitions ensure our children can take part in a range of sports both in and outside of school whether that be at a competitive or non-competitive level.