At St Catherine’s, we want our children to love physical education and sport. We want them to have a clear understanding of the importance of physical health and the impact this can have on mental health also. Physical education is an integral part of our curriculum that is inclusive and is designed to ensure inclusion and engagement of all pupils. Children develop the knowledge, skills and competence to excel in a broad range of sports and physical activities. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best. Children are given many opportunities to participate in competitive sport and the children are taught to ensure they do their best and are display good sportsmanship. We aim for all children to be physically healthy and physically active for sustained periods of time at school and at home and be able to make informed decisions to lead healthy and active lives. Our intention is to develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and PE for every child at St Catherine’s. We help all children to make rapid progress in their physical, social and mental development. This helps them maintain a positive physical and mental outlook for the future.
Swimming is a very important life skill and a key part of the National Curriculum, therefore we aspire for all children to leave St Catherine’s being able to swim at least 25 metres.