PE & Sport

Our vision for PE and Sport is that all children at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School will experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long participation.


Our school recognises the values that a high quality PE and school sport curriculum gives pupils. All pupils are entitled to benefit from high quality PE provision and there is significant evidence to show that this supports other learning right across the curriculum. It also contributes to healthy and active lifestyles, improves emotional well-being, reduces poor behaviour, increases attendance and develops key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills. Our PE curriculum (PE Resources Bank) aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed.

A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn
about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.

Physical education encourages pupils to be active and supports them in their understanding of how to participate safely and effectively. They understand the barriers to participation and work to overcome these for themselves and others. Our PE curriculum will be inclusive and ensure 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, active lives. There will also be opportunities for pupils to take on leadership roles in which they can build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.

A high quality physical education curriculum can inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in
competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We are improving our
programme of intra and inter school competitions (Deal Learning Alliance & KCSP) which will provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum.

Our mission is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of high quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. We have developed our links to outside agencies and clubs  ( Deal Town FC, Dance Dynamique, PGA Golfer) which have helped to generate positive interaction in the community.

We are striving towards improving the delivery of the teaching & learning of PE in order to promote participation, progress and performance.

Our school also recognises the impact that the provision of a high quality PE and school
sport curriculum has on the whole school and that it can lead to whole school
improvements.

Developing pupil’s personal qualities through PE can affect their attitudes towards school
and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of the highest quality, all pupils will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • A strong desire to learn & make progress;
  • High levels of dedication, attendance and involvement in PE and school sport;
  • High levels of commitment to PE and school sport;
  • Good levels of positive behaviour such as politeness, fair play and helpfulness; and
  • High levels of enjoyment and enthusiasm and a strong desire to get involved.

By implementing a monitoring & reviewing assessment system of PE, we can measure the impact and progress of the quality & provision within our school which will lead to overall whole school improvement.