Statement of Intent
PE at St Laurence's aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children for life. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.
We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, showing empathy, understanding fairness and equality to embed life-long values. Pupils at St Laurence's participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. This is celebrated through our Sports Values Awards.
We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development, but also well-being. It is our belief that the skills our pupils acquire at St. Laurence's should be skills for life and we aspire to develop a love of sports.
The National Curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils:
We actively encourage our children to be independent learners and effective leaders who have a commitment and desire to improve. They can develop their confidence, self-esteem and beliefs through leading healthy active lifestyles. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at St Laurence's, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.