SMG PE Statement of Intent
At St Maria Goretti Primary School, physical education and outdoor learning are given a high profile. The school has always recognised the benefits of a strong Physical Education curriculum and extra-curricular activity on raising children’s aspirations and self-esteem. As well as equipping them with the skills to flourish in later life.
We believe in integrating physical activity across our curriculum and school day. According to the UNICEF Convention on the Rights of a Child, all children have the right to play. At SMG we believe it is every child’s right to access Physical Activity through play and through our curriculum. Physical activity keeps both the mind and body healthy and plays an important part in every curriculum subject at SMG.
Sports Premium Funding
Physical Education is also a key ingredient in the battle against childhood obesity and encouraging young people to live active and healthy lives. It was for this reason that the government announced in March 2013 that all primary schools would be receiving a sum of money known as the ‘Sports Premium’.
With this in mind, the PE Leader and senior leadership team carry out an extensive and ongoing reviews of our current PE facilities, curriculum and extra-curricular activity to plan the use of the Sports Premium allocated to St Maria Goretti Primary School.
We are pleased to share our funding action plans with you https://www.smgprimary.co.uk/pe-action-planning-and-polices/
SMG School Sport
The quality and profile of Sport at SMG is very high and continues to grow. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that developments across our PE, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) are sustainable and have the our childrens best interests at their core.
Take a look at the School Sport page at https://www.smgprimary.co.uk/school-sport/ to find out more about our sporting mission and ongoing sporting highlights.