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St Simon of England RC Primary School

"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

Physical Education

PE Statement of Curriculum Intent


It is our intention to build a fun high quality curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as fairness, wellbeing and respect.

We will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness develops a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set, and the resilience to persevere with activities that they may have once felt too difficult.

We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.

PE Implementation


- Children participate in high-quality PE lessons twice a week covering two different sports/skills per term.

-Teachers and sports coach plan to ensure lessons across years show progression in the five strands of PE we teach: games, dance, athletics, gymnastics and OAA.

-Children participate in a variety of competitive sports through the Ashford Leisure Trust, at our feeder secondary schools and through our Multi Academy Trust.

-All classes participate in the daily mile, using the purpose built track.

-Children attend swimming lessons in Year 2, 3 and 4.

-We provide children in KS1 and KS2 with opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities that are inclusive, enjoyable and increase children’s physical activity.


-Annually, the school celebrates ‘Sports Week’ to promote competition and a variety of physical activity, the week culminates with our whole-school Sports day. 


-Where appropriate cross-curricular links are made where we encourage children to demonstrate their skills in maths and speaking and listening.


-Games, athletics and OAA are delivered by sports/outdoor specialists to provide CPD for all staff.


We teach lessons so that children: Have fun and experience success in sport, Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development, Secure and build on a range of skills, develop good sporting attitudes, understand basic rules, experience positive competition, learn in a safe environment, have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active.


PE Impact


At St Simon’s Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities.


All children are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom.


Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise.


Children enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life outside of primary school.


 All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson.


Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed our school values.


Our Mission and Values

"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

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Trust Information

St Simon of England RC Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon of England RC Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.