We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Here at St Swithun Wells, we want to inspire all children to have a passion for sport, fitness and healthy living which will continue throughout every child’s life. By the time they leave us in year 6, we want all children to be both physically literate and confident in a way which will support their long-term health.
The children at our school will be taught physical education in a way which will allow them to develop their skills each year. As the children progress through the school, each child will develop a boarder range of skills that they will learn to use and apply in different ways within varied contexts. During each PE lesson our children will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with one another at the same time as learning how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
We are pride ourselves on our high-quality, engaging, skill-based, inclusive and progressive PE lessons which are taught across the school. We ensure that each lesson allows children of all abilities to succeed and enables every child to develop skills which they will be able to use across school life and beyond when they leave us at the end of year 6. Alongside this, we provide our children with competitive opportunities through inter-house and inter-school competitions. Our before and after school clubs also allow children to explore a range of sports.
National Curriculum Purpose of study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.