Physical Education and Sport
At St Michael’s Primary School we believe that every pupil in our care has the right to a physical literacy. Through the provision of both Physical Education (PE) and Sport we aim to provide every pupil with the appropriate motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that ensures they have the movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity.
The school received the Activemark Award for “exceptional delivery within the PE and Sport Strategy” and for the last three years has been awarded a GOLD School Games kitemark, the highest standard achievable, for its “commitment to and the development of competition, school sport and physical education”. Furthermore, the school has been recently twice-nominated for Active Sussex’s Primary School of the Year award.
Excitingly, at the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, the school had both a new hall and a specialist Sport England funded outdoor Gamespace with bouldering climbing wall installed. This has allowed for an even greater and more diverse and effective PE, sport and activity offering.
The school participates in regular inter-house and inter-school sport competitions. The inter-house competitions culminate in the school’s sports day and school games day in term 6. This is held at a local recreation ground and is a fantastic chance for pupils to showcase the skills and attitudes that they have been developing throughout the year.
The school is a member of both the Hastings and Rother School Games Partnership and the Rye Sports Cluster through which pupils have the possibility to attend leadership training and in excess of 20 sporting competitions and tournaments against other schools in the area every year. Reports and photos of all of these activities can be found on our Sainsbury’s School Games blog.
The school runs a multitude of sport clubs throughout the year. Many activities offered are in response to pupil demand and include: dance, football, cross country, gymnastics, badminton, tag rugby, quidditch, athletics, cricket, table tennis, hockey and archery.