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Sport and PE at St Mark's

Here at St Mark's, we recognise the value of a varied and high quality PE curriculum, combined with an increasing range of after school Sports Clubs.


We recognise the important values and skills learnt though sport which can support learning in a range of subjects and areas. We appreciate the  impact that PE and school sports can have on the physical, mental and socials skills of an individual. Our children benefit from at least 2 hours of curriculum PE and additional after school sports club.


Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all of our children develop a range of fundamental skills during the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. During Key Stage 2, their are developed  across a range of sports and activities, providing them with an awareness of healthy and active lifestyles; improved emotional well-being; improved focus, concentration and behaviour.


We also give them the opportunity to develop key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills.  Their experience  also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication as well as their physical skill development. 


Our children have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in which they can build character and embed values e.g. fairness and respect. Physical education encourages pupils to be active;it supports them in their understanding of how to participate safely and effectively. They understand  barriers to participation and work to overcome these for themselves and others.


Regular participation in sport and physical activity can help to improve physical fitness; with weight management; promote good health; instill self discipline; develop skills; improve self- confidence; reduce stress and develop lifelong skills.


Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver quality PE sessions