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Physical Education (PE)

PE Aims and Vision

All students at St John’s Middle School are recognised for their own individual talents and we encourage them to reach their full potential. Within our curriculum we offer a wide range of activities. All students have 2 x 1 hour lessons per week. Wherever timetabling allows, boys and girls are taught separately. Lessons work on a 12 block system, with each block consisting of 6-8 lessons. Students have the opportunity to learn and compete in games, individual, aesthetic and problem based activities. These include; games, gymnastics, dance, indoor athletics, Healthy active lifestyles, outdoor adventurous activities, athletics, striking and fielding games and net/wall games.

See our curriculum overview below;

6 lessons/ 3 weeks per activity

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Games x 2 Games x 2 Athletics
Gymnastics Dance Striking and Fielding Games
Indoor Athletics Net/Wall Games OAA

Extra-curricular PE

We encourage all students at St John’s to take part in extra-curricular activities. We offer a wide range of before and after school clubs and believe there is something on offer for everyone. If your child is interested in joining a club they should see Miss Birmingham for more information.

What is distinctive about PE at St John’s Middle School

  • All students take part in inter house competition in curriculum time.
  • We have extensive enrichment activities and exceptional number of students taking part in extra-curricular PE.
  • We have 5 secondary trained specialist PE teachers.
  • We annually play 100 + fixtures and have has success at town and county level.
  • We have whole school Sports day.
  • We offer a range of sports related trips including an annual Netball and Football tour and a trip to Twickenham to watch national level rugby.
  • We celebrate and promote student success through; sports colours and honours, PE praise assemblies, positive postcards, PE bulletin and Red sweater letter.

What is Sports Premium Funding?

Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 - an investment worth £750 million. The funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year. For the academic year 2018/19 St John’s Middle have been awarded with £19,150.

PE and Sports Premium Funding at St John’s.

At St John’s Middle we value to importance that PE can have of children fulfilling a healthy and active lifestyle. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the spiritual and academic well-being of our students.

Our primary PE and Sports Funding premium enables us to extend our current provision through employing sports coaches, entering into more competitions and training staff to deliver high quality PE.

Please see below (attached) our annual impact statement reflecting how we spend our sports premium funding.

PE Kit

It is expected that all students in years 5 to 7 wear the correct St John’s Middle School PE kit to their lessons. Students are expected to bring their PE kit to every lesson. If a student is injured or unable to participate they are still expected to bring their PE kit as they can take on an alternative role in the lessons e.g. referring, umpiring, coaching or organising equipment. If students have a note but do not bring their PE kit they will be expected to borrow a kit from the PE department.

If students bring a note excusing them from a lesson we also advise they bring a warm coat for outdoor lessons. All students must have all items of their PE kit clearly named/ labelled.

In line with whole school policy, students will receive a D1 for not bringing any part of their PE kit. Two D1’s will result in a student receiving a detention.

Assessment KPIs