PE and Sport - Mr Newman
At OPJS, we are dedicated to ensuring that all pupils, no matter their background, are equipped with the skills to enable them to be physically literate, as well as the knowledge and motivation necessary for them to embark upon a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. Following the COVID-19 School Closures it is now more important than ever that children are supported in having positive and lifelong experiences of Physical Education. It is therefore our intention to provide children with additional physical interventions and mentoring opportunities to ensure all children’s wellbeing and health is at the forefront of their return to school life.
Physical Education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. The ambitious and inclusive PE curriculum at OPJS aims to provide pupils with opportunities to develop self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Children develop their fundamental skills (agility, balance and co-ordination) from year to year and build upon previous learning in game specific contexts. Children take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities applying these fundamental skills on both an educational and competitive level. These are carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard-work, as well as success, are celebrated, and enjoyment and working together is promoted. Leadership is valued and seen as a key area to succeed in life; therefore pupils are given opportunities to experience leadership or assume volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school. Staff are provided with support and offered continued professional development in areas that they need to provide high quality PE provision. This academic year we will be utilising the School Sport Premium Funding to ensure those children who are identified as inactive or vulnerable are given targeted support to ensure that their return to school supports their mental and physical health after being away from our school setting due to COVID-19 School Closures.
Throughout each child’s journey through OPJS they will become physically literate individuals that are motivated to be involved in physical activity for life. The high-quality, inclusive curriculum offered to each child inspires and gives them the tools to remain healthy, play competitive sport and have good quality wellbeing. The subject of PE has incredible potential to motivate and inspire children and is hoped to be transformative to all pupils attending OPJS.