At St George’s our PE teaching and opportunities are supported by both The PE and School Sports network (LPESSN) and Progressive sports. There are two taught hours of PE each week.
- To ensure all children have access to two hours of Physical education each week.
- To expose children to a wide range of sports and physical activities.
- To offer the range of sports and activities offered to all pupils and increase participation in competitive sport.
PE is taught twice a week, one lesson is taught by qualified sports coaches and the second is taught by the class teacher. Children are expected to wear full PE kit to enable them to participate fully in the lessons. A new topic is introduced each half term, the topics ensure the children get a wide variety of sports taught across the year. Planning for the teacher led lesson is supported by the LPESSN plans shared with the school. Where possible teachers try and include a PE session that is cross curricular, for example - Olympic events during the topic of Ancient Greece or testing our heart rates in Science.
Weekly swimming sessions are divided between the school year for the Year 4 and Year 6 classes to ensure the children meet the National Curriculum guidelines for swimming competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres by the end of KS2.
At St George’s we hold an annual sports day, as part of sports week, where children are encouraged to try a new sporting activity over the week. A daily 1 mile run takes place, which was set up by School Council, the children aim to beat their number of laps each week.
Through the LPESSN children of all year groups have access to sporting festivals and competitions. These could be as whole class activities or competitions that focus on particular sporting strengths of a child.
The impact of PE is monitored throughout the year by SLT and the subject leader. Sports coaches are quality assured regularly by the Progressive sports team and SLT.