PE Statement

PE is Powerful Education at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. We follow a Head, Heart, Hands Curriculum at St Joseph’s which not only enables out children to develop fundamental motor skills but it also encourages the development of a health mind, body and spirit. This equips our children for life-long skills to participant in sport and physical activity in school and beyond. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum plus extra-curricular opportunities has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our students.  



Mrs N Boswell

PE Co-ordinator

Mr A Oates

PE Co-ordinator

Miss L Dean

Sport Premium Co-ordinator



We are dedicated to delivering 2 hours of high-quality physical education lessons a week. Our PE curriculum is balanced, varied and embedded in ensuring children develop fundamental motor skills. 

This process begins in the Early Years were children are introduced to key skills such as; running, jumping, co-ordination, balance, agility, throwing and catching. These are acquired through discrete Physical Development lessons such as Smart Moves, Mini Yoga and Bike Balancability and through embedded activities in their indoor and outdoor classroom environment.

As the children progress throughout the school these core skills are then built upon and transferable skills are developed through traditional sports (see our long term plan, KS1 skills progression and KS2 Skills progression for more info). This enables pupils to develop the skills necessary for competitive sport and ensures pupils are ‘high school ready’ by the end of Year 6. More unusual sports are delivered to our pupils by our Sports Crew and Albion Ambassadors, our young leaders, who deliver in school competitions to all pupils. It aims to introduce a variety of fun and engaging activities which inspire the children to lead active lifestyles beyond school. It also encourages our Keystage 2 pupils to develop valuable lifelong coaching and leadership skills.


School Games

At St Joseph’s we committed to working with School Games and out Catholic Partnership to keep competitive sport at the heart of our school and provide all of our children with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. We also offer a variety of extra-curricular sporting activities to enrich our curriculum and equip children with the necessary skills to compete. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities builds character and helps to embed values and learner attributes such as determination, passion, honesty, self-belief, teamwork and respect. We currently hold a Gold School Games award and are currently working towards our Platinum award. For our latest sporting news follow us on Twitter @stjoesworcs - here you'll see just how active we are! 


Sports Premium

In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and Sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

As of 2017-18, the sport Premium has doubled and Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.


Schools can use funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively

  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport

  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs

  • run sport competitions

  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

  • run sports activities with other schools


Schools should not use their funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets

  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)


How will St Joseph’s account for this funding?

We will publish a statement of income, spend, impact and sustainability annually. The use of the premium will be managed by PE Co-ordinators, the finance administrator and overseen by the Headteacher. This information will also be shared with school governors and parents. Take a look at our PE and Sport Premium Documents to see how we have utilised the premium so far to vastly improve PE and Sport at St Joseph’s.

2021 - 2022 Swimming and Water Safety:

76 % of our cohort could Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m

76% could use a range of strokes effectively


2020 - 2021 Swimming and Water Safety:

54 % of our cohort could Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m

54% could use a range of strokes effectively 

(Due to Covid19 our swimming lessons have been interrupted this year.


2019 - 2020 Swimming and Water Safety:

46 % of our cohort could Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m

35% could use a range of strokes effectively 

60% of our cohort could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

(Due to Covid19 our swimming lessons have been interrupted this year.)


Sports Premium Spending and Impact

PE documents


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