St. Gregory’s offers exceptional opportunities for all pupils to access a range of physical activities and develop their physical skills. As part of the recent OFSTED report, Physical Education was judged outstanding and, with the extra provision of alternative sports, all of the children are currently accessing a wider range of provision and activities that are extra to the curriculum. The school has also previously been awarded Healthy School status and the ‘Active mark’ for its PE provision. Through links with the PE Partnership, children in all key stages have been taught by specialist teachers in dance, gymnastics and games. Specialist coaches team-teach with each class teacher to deliver high quality multi-skilled lessons,which enhance the quality of PE provision and improve staff knowledge for all areas of the PE curriculum. .
To enhance pupil participation, a PE Reward Scheme and Sports Council are set up within school. Children are keen to share their thoughts for the development of the PE provision and curriculum which we offer at St Gregory’s, with regular meetings scheduled with the sports councillors and PE co-ordinators to discuss new ideas to enhance PE further. The sports councillors help to organise inter house competitions across our Multi academy and these take place regularly to allow the children to compete in a variety of sporting activities.
All pupils in year 5 have the opportunity to complete cycling proficiency and road safety courses. As part of the extended schools provision, all pupils may access sporting activities including, football, athletics, tag rugby, netball, cricket, cross-country, hockey and many more. In addition to the curriculum sports, the children are also able to access alternative sports within their PE lessons some of which onclude: fencing, archery, yoga, boxercise and orienteering. There are school teams for football, netball, rugby, athletics, cross-country, swimming and rounders in addition to the Dance clubs that run throughout the year.