St Francis Catholic Primary School a Voluntary Academy

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‘Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.’ - Nelson Mandela


At St Francis we believe that Physical Education enables all children to succeed and excel. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to thrive in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.  We encourage all children to develop a long term active healthy lifestyle that allows them to fulfil their full potential. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferable life skills such as fairness, resilience and respect as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.



The impact of the PE curriculum is that the children meet their age-appropriate skills in Physical Education and be able to transfer these skills into other sports and everyday activities. Assessment is carried out lesson by lesson to identify what has been acquired and plan future lessons to build on this. Children are encouraged to peer assess and offer constructive feedback to aid further development during each lesson. Judgements are quality assured by the subject leader using first-hand lesson observations, evidence through photographs and video and pupil voice to monitor ongoing progress.

All children regularly engage in physical activity. It is hoped that this will light a love of sport and responsibility for a physically active and healthy life, utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE and its strong links with PSHE. We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through a growing range of extra-curricular opportunities and a broad and balanced curriculum.