Statement of Intent: 

At St Paul’s, we aim to develop a love of sport and physical activity in all children and inspire them to become lifelong active people when they leave KS2. We want all children to develop and improve the fundamental skills needed to access all physical activity such as invasion games, gymnastics or dance. Children will understand the importance of healthy competition against either themselves (personal best) or other children, the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle and the role that physical activity plays in achieving this, how to swim, basic survival skills in water and life skills such as teamwork, independence and resilience. Our aim is for all in our school to flourish in body, mind and spirit and to experience, ‘life in all its fullness’ in a nurturing community, rooted in our Christian values.


PE at St. Paul’s provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & ball games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor sports. The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, one delivered by the teacher and the other by a sports coach. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extracurricular activities, which are delivered by an Active Tameside sports coach. Each term, Freddy Fit visits our school to inspire the children and teach them the importance of healthy eating, drinking water and staying active. Freddy Fit also works with the Year 6 children to help them become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports Day and any other sporting activities. Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year and during Sports, Health and Fitness week e.g. archery, boxing, cricket and skipping, again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new. EYFS children take part in Little Bikers with the UKS2 children having their Bikeability course. Children in UKS2 attend swimming lessons at the local swimming pool.

Statement of Impact:

We want children to leave school having a love of sport and physical activity both in and out of school, with this continuing into later life. Children will have worked on their own aspirations in relation to PE and this will be carried on after leaving KS2, with children continuing to participate for enjoyment or competitively. All children should be able to discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how this is achieved as well as having developed skills that underpin life such as teamwork, sportsmanship, self-motivation, resilience and independence. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through the teaching of PE at St. Paul’s.

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