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Aims and Intent

Our PE Intent

At St Mary and St Giles School, we believe that Physical Education (PE), physical activity & school sport plays a vital part of school life and our children’s future health and well-being. It is therefore important our children understand the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle to prepare them for secondary school and beyond.

Our intent is to provide an inspirational, broad and balanced PE curriculum that ensures ALL children develop a love of physical activity. We aim to harvest this joy through the enhancement of existing skills, the learning of new skills and the introduction to new sports, clubs, school teams and external clubs.

SMSG believes that regularly participating in physical activity and sporting activity is a key element of developing a school in which pupils are proud of the community in which they belong. Therefore, great emphasis is placed upon providing additional sporting opportunities beyond the ‘classroom’. Our extra-curricular programme consists of many after-school clubs, inter-house and intra-school competition and festivals as well as directly supporting local clubs within Milton Keynes.

It is our intent to fully deliver and build upon the aims of the national curriculum for PE to meet the needs of our pupils. The aims of PE national curriculum (2022) are:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

We believe this links directly with our school’s vision & values and is another way in which we positively engage with our local community and are active citizens within it.