PE and Sports Premium
At St Thomas’ C.E (VA) Primary Academy, we strive for all our children to achieve their God-given academic and personal potential; therefore, it is our ambition is to provide children with a broad and balanced physical education curriculum that motivates all students to flourish in competitive sport and other physical activities. We pride ourselves in offering a wide range of varied opportunities for students to succeed, achieve and feel self-assured within all aspects of physical activity, which will benefit their health and well-being. The school’s values of fairness, trust and celebration are clearly embedded through the physical education opportunities the children have, whether this is through engaging, well-planned lessons, extra-curricular opportunities and both competitive inter-school and intra-school competition.
We focus on a strategy of developing skills for sports (rather than teaching sports for skills) since we believe the fundamental physical skills taught here need to be transferrable to other types of physical activity, outside of school and beyond. We provide the children within the school, equal opportunity to develop the knowledge and understanding of physical education appropriate to their age and ability, regardless of gender, race, religion and special needs of all kinds. And, most importantly, all our pupils enjoy their Physical Education with smiles on their faces as this we believe this is the key to children developing a life-long love for physical activity and sport.