At St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School, we know that P.E. is an integral part of our curriculum.
We believe that the subject inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in physically-demanding activities and helps them to become confident in a way which supports their health and fitness throughout their lives. Therefore, we believe that our children should be physically active every day, whether through daily physical activity, P.E. lessons or extra-curricular activities.
We also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as team-work, fairness and respect.
We are very lucky to receive support from Progressive Sports who provide a member of staff to teach one hour of PE alongside the class teacher to each class every week, with the class teachers delivering the second hour. Alongside this other sports opportunities, interventions and resilience/wellbeing sessions are run with Progressive Sports and our own school staff.
We run a range of lunch time and after school clubs that we encourage all pupils to attend regardless of ability. Some clubs are also targeted at certain pupils to make that impact and change to our pupils' health and well-being, as well as targeted clubs for team practise before any upcoming matches / tournaments (when possible).