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St Sebastian's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

'Only My Best Will Do, Be Kind To One Another.'

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  • St Sebastian's Catholic
  • Primary School and Nursery
  • Holly Road, Fairfield,
  • Kensington, Liverpool, L7 0LH
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At St Sebastian’s the skills, values and opportunities created through Physical Education plays a vital part in the daily lives of our children. Physical activity not only has a positive impact upon academic learning but also the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our children.


The Physical Education curriculum within our school underpinned through Physical Literacy, inspiring all pupils to thrive and excel in skill, understanding, competitive sport and aesthetic challenges of physical activity. Engaging in a broad and balanced PE curriculum, enables all pupils to grow in competence and confidence, being challenged to embrace roles beyond the learner such as umpire, coach and official. PE also provides plentiful opportunities to build and mould character, embedding key transferrable values such as equality, teamwork and respect which can be applied throughout the curriculum.

Imparting an appreciation of school sport provides all children with a sense of belonging,
witnessing the power of sport in bringing together not only school but also the local and global community through various sporting events.


The range of skills and activities delivered including; athletics, games, dance, gymnastics, OAA and swimming allow children to explore a range of positive experiences, which provide a healthy foundation to build upon instilling a life-long understanding of the benefits of an active lifestyle.

St Sebastian’s upholds the Department of Education’s recommendation of delivering a minimum of 2 hours of physical activity per week. Our progressive Physical Education Curriculum follows the national curriculum and is underpinned by the Get Set for PE curriculum, which allows for purposeful learning, modelling of key skills and self-exploration of rules and tactics across a wide range of key focus.

With the support of specialised sports coaches and teaching staff, our children develop motor competence (knowledge of the range of movements including sport- and physical activity-specific), rules, strategies and tactics (understanding of the conventions of participation in different sports) and healthy participation (physical activities and a how to effectively and safely participate).

In addition, we provide opportunities for our children to meet the government’s guidance of 60 active minutes a day through ample opportunities to develop skills within a well-populated extra- curricular timetable, delivered by school staff with sports / activities changing on a termly basis.

External agencies are also brought in to provide staff CPD and widen the opportunities available to our school community.

We believe our children will:

  • Participate in physical activity for sustained periods of time.
  • Achieve a sense of enjoyment from being physically active, appreciating the benefits of healthy lifestyles.
  • Demonstrate the values of equality, teamwork and respect, highlighting the discipline that sport can provide.
  • Develop an awareness of fair play and sportsmanship enabling pupils to work effectively in competitive and cooperative situations.
  • Engage in the processes of evaluating, reviewing and improving performance to achieve personal best.
  • Engage in opportunities to compete and perform, having access to exit routes to