Physical Education

At Saint Joseph’s, the Borough, we want the pupils to lead healthy and active lives. Southwark has higher levels of obesity and excess weight than both London and England across Reception and Year 6. Approximately 1 in 4 children in Reception are overweight or obese. By Year 6 this increases to more than 1 in 3 children (Jan 2020). Levels of obesity among children in Southwark have been significantly above national levels since measuring began. We firmly believe that a high-quality Physical Education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities that can reverse these alarming findings. We aim to regularly offer a wide array of opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health, fitness and well-being. Competing in sport and other fitness-orientated activities builds character and helps to embed values such as fairness, collaboration and respect. We believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital in contributing to our pupils’ overall development, physically, socially and mentally. We routinely offer an inclusive, engaging PE curriculum that is intended to develop pupils’ self-confidence in tandem with the progressive skills required in games, athletics, gymnastics, dance and swimming. This is intended to develop; competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, ensure pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time and encourage them to engage in competitive sports and activities.  We promote the sporting values such as determination, self-belief, passion, honesty, respect and teamwork, always focussing on developing great sportsmanship among all pupils.

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