Physical Education

St. James’ vision for PE is that every child should have the opportunity to take part in PE and become physically confident and competent. Our mission is to facilitate high-quality PE for pupils, enhance attainment and achievement, and create pathways to be active beyond school. At St James’ children are encouraged to understand and value the benefits of physical activity to their health and well-being. P.E. is taught throughout the school with each class allocated two sessions per week. At St James’ we believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development.  Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Our aim is that; through physical education we teach and develop physical competence, improve skills and creative performances, understand basic principles of ‘fair play’ and improve social skills. Following a broad and balanced PE curriculum fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum. Ensuring every child has the opportunity to develop and learn basic water skills. Making P.E accessible for children with disabilities and medical conditions, taking into account children with special needs, through modified classroom programmes. Please check our Curriculum, Overviews and Knowledge Organisers below

Mr M Marren

Physical Education Co-ordinator