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Physical Education Curriculum Intent Statement

In PE, our intent for the curriculum is to enthuse and inspire pupils to participate fully and develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise.



Physical education (PE) at St Simon Stock is part of every pupil’s entitlement to a good education. It is unique in that it is taught through physical activity in weekly practical lessons both indoors and outdoors, in a wide range of physical, creative and aesthetic settings. It provides pupils with the generic skills, knowledge and understanding they need to become physically literate, and at the same time develop the pupils socially through developing leadership and team work skills. When taught well, physical education enthuses and inspires pupils to participate fully and develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise. As a department we place huge emphasis on extracurricular activities. Both committing to high level of sports clubs and sports fixtures across a range of sporting competitions both locally and at county level.


Physical Education Purpose

To provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitnessFundamental skills should be performed competently, with confidence across a range of sports and physical activities. Pupils will have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. They should develop the confidence and interest to get involved in exercise, sports and activities out of school and in later life, and understand and apply the long-term health benefits of physical activity.


Curriculum Intention

Fundamental skills and tactics Health and Fitness Leadership and Teamwork
  • This will be demonstrated through different activities such as team and individual sports such as basketball, football, rugby, handball, badminton, tennis, rounders, softball, table tennis, gymnastics, volleyball, dance and trampolining.
  • The emphasis will be on pupils learning fundamental skills such as walking, running, throwing, catching and other skills associated to tactics and strategy. For example knowing and implementing different ‘plays’ that have been discussed and strategically put into place to have successful outcomes.
  • Pupils will be able to apply these key skills and techniques in isolation and in conditioned (competitive) practices throughout various sports using various principles.
  • A health and fitness unit will be taught during term 2 to year 7 and 8 pupils. This will be linked with the teaching of physical training in GCSE.
  • The pupils will work on a range of components: cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition, agility, balance, co-ordination, power, reaction time, speed.
  • The pupils will also learn about different training methods: continuous, fartlek, circuit, weight, plyometrics.
  • The pupils will also learn about the different tests/assessments for each component and know how to complete and carry out each of them
  • Teamwork will be covered in every core PE lesson where students are required to work in pairs, small groups and teams.  They will develop skills of empathy, compassion and strive to achieve success for their team.
  • Every term of work for years 7-10 will culminate in an inter house tournament.  This will take into account fundamental skills covered throughout the term.
  • Leadership will be demonstrated through pupil organisation of inter house tournaments.  They will be expected to plan and run (with support) a tournament over 1-2 lessons.
  • Teams within the tournament will nominate a captain who will lead the team for the tournament.

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic 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 Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.