Physical Education (PE)

‘Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.’ John F Kennedy

Curriculum Intent
Through the delivery of our curriculum, we want our children to be ready for life beyond St John's Church of England Academy.
We aspire for them to be:
Subject Intent

St John’s Church of England Academy aims to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. At the school, we offer pupils the opportunity to compete in sports and other activities, in order to help build character and reinforce values such as fairness and respect.

By teaching physical education, we aim to:

  • Meet the requirements of the national curriculum
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Encourage physical activity and exercise
  • Build self-esteem, confidence and resilience
  • Provide all pupils with access to the lesson
  • Develop pupils’ academic, social and physical ability
  • Encourage good behaviour and respect amongst pupils
  • Promote team work and cooperation amongst pupils
As a sports person we want our children:

To discover new interests and talents and demonstrate an appreciation of PE.

To develop good sportsmanship within PE.

To have widened their vocabulary and use descriptive language in response to P.E and confidently talk about and demonstrate their skills.


The impact and measure of our Physical Education curriculum is to ensure that children at St John’s Church of England Academy are equipped with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.


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