The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve

Physical Ed Curriculum

In PE,  we aim for all of our children to see themselves as healthy individuals both in body and mind. We endeavour to inspire a sense of curiosity in our children and develop their enthusiasm for PE, recognising that the skills and knowledge they learn through PE can be used to have a positive impact on God’s world around them.




Physical Education Statement of Implementation

We follow the National Programme of Study for Physical Education 2014.  We teach The National Curriculum through these vehicles:

  • Inclusion through teaching for mastery – ensures our children cover the same content through a mastery approach, enabling all children to achieve their true potential through careful support and scaffolding. Mastery is achieved through re teaching of skills following effective CPD.
  • Metacognitive and retrieval opportunities – enables our learner to embed knowledge to become ‘understanding’ and to apply methods of transferring knowledge from children’s working memory to their long term memory. This is achieved through a carefully designed curriculum overview (Appendix 1- Curriculum  Overview 2019/2020) and builds upon skills taught year on year.
  • Oracy, vocabulary and reading for pleasure – are built across the curriculum to aid metacognition and teaching for mastery. (Appendix 2 – progression of vocabulary document)
  • Catholic Social Teaching – helping our children be givers rather than takers of society.
  • Growth mind-set – helping the children be the very best they can be with high aspirations for themselves and others. This gives them a better awareness of how they learn, the emotions linked to this and the transferable learning skills needed to reach their potential. 
  • Restorative practice – helps our children to develop stronger relationships, and become problem solvers within these so that they are resilient to overcome adversity within their lives. 
  • Extracurricular opportunities – provides a wide range of addition experiences for the children to inspire them within their learning. This also enables us to seek out and develop the talents in every child. We offer a wide range of extra curricular opportunities based on the children’s interests. We have multiple after school clubs running most evenings that allow for school representation. Last year we were awarded a certificate by the Cheltenham Schools PE Network, for the most School Games events entered, allowing our children to compete against other schools in many different competitions. Our children have enjoyed The Albert Dix Football Tournament, Feet First Dance Festival, The Prince of Wales Athletics Competition  and many more.


Read our  PE Subject Vision and Intent 2020 (1) in full.


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