Physical Education & Sport

PE Expectations

At St John & St James we believe that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well being.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which helps to build self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves. Our PE curriculum is enhanced through our team building games at  break and lunchtime. As a school we have inter-house competitions to encourage sportsmanship, resilience and teamwork amongst our pupils. Linking to our Christian value ‘community’ we use sports to help raise money for our wider community.

All children are entitled to a progressive and comprehensive PE programme. That encourages them to be resilient, compassionate and hardworking. Our PE curriculum also teaches the importance or teamwork and sportsmanship. Through PE our pupils are given a variety of opportunities that helps build their awareness of sports in the wider world.

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All children should have a clearly named PE kit at school every day, which is different from the clothes and footwear worn during the remainder of the day.

It should consist of a plain polo shirt (with or without school logo); gold for girls, maroon for boys; maroon shorts (plain with no stripes) and black plimsolls that fit properly, can be properly tied up and are different to shoes worn in school. A school PE sweatshirt, maroon (KS2) and jogging bottoms (maroon or black) can be worn for outdoor activities in cold weather.

No jewellery is to be worn for PE activities. Long hair should also be tied back.

A PE bag , clearly named, should be bought to hold all PE kit.

Polo shirts, shorts and PE bags are sold inexpensively and can be purchased from school.

The Government has allocated funding to schools to support the delivery of Physical Education and School Sport. It must be spent on improving PE and sports provision.

Click on one of the objectives below to read further information on each;


Objective 1: To ensure all pupils have high quality PE provision

Objective 2: To promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle

Objective 3: To promote greater opportunities for competitive sport

Sports Premium – These are some of the ways we have spent our money in the past:

  • Staff development – Teaching Assistants have attended Sports coaching courses run by Enfield PE team. They will now be involved in team teaching and running clubs and intra-competitions at lunch-time.
  • CPD – Early Years staff have attended training courses on ‘How to teach Gymnastics’ – teachers more confident and competent
  • Entering Competitions run by Enfield and Haringey Consortium
  • Purchase of new equipment/resources for playground games
  • Coaches work with teachers and pupils
  • G&T children attended Lee Valley Athletics Academy
  • Cover provided to enable other teachers to attend sporting events
  • Range of extra-curricular clubs are offered – now includes KS1 Gymnastics and Girls football
  • PE co-ordinator attended Gymnastics and Dance courses
  • Certificates to reward children for positive attitudes; improved sporting ability and attendance at clubs
  • More children are taking part in a broader range of sport and physical activity
  • Links with other clubs and schools – increased school-community links
  • Paying for transport and access to facilities
  • Zumba for pupils and staff
  • ‘Change for life’ club (before school) – engage disaffected pupils/positive attitudes
  • Further CPD training for all teachers to support the delivery of Games in the curriculum – observing practice by Enfield PE team by other schools.
  • Employing Secondary School specialist teacher to work with KS2 staff – increase subject knowledge and confidence
  • All weather table tennis table to add to playground games
  • Purchase specialist equipment – Lightweight mats for Gymnastics lessons
  • Further training for Play Leaders and lunchtime supervisors to enable active lunchtimes
  • Whole school Health and Fitness day to promote healthy lifestyles
  • Teaching Assistants training to be used to support teachers and lead lunchtime clubs and competitions

Curriculum Map for Physical Education Lessons can be found here;

PE Whole School Long Term Plan 2020


As all children have differing needs, abilities and interests, it is necessary to develop differentiated tasks so that all children are appropriately challenged to achieve successful outcomes. Our curriculum provides opportunities for all pupils to access a broad and enriched curriculum, which includes a variety of opportunities outside of the school.

Swimming Lessons

Lessons take place at Edmonton Leisure for all Year 5 pupils, for 15 weeks of the year. They also receive one session on water safety.

The table below indicates the percentage of pupils that met national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety at the end of KS2 2019. 

Could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year.  Could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year Could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year
33.3% 33.3% 50%

We offer children the opportunity to take part in a range of activities outside of the curriculum. There have been a variety of events available to pupils in different year groups.

We had the opportunity to take 6 pupils to watch Enfield Town VS Brightlingsea Regent on Saturday 11thJanuary 2020. The pupils had a great time and were given a tour of the changing rooms and physio office. The Enfield Town FC staff, players and supporters were so lovely and our pupils had an amazing time. It was a pleasure to see our Sports Coach Jonathan Muleba playing in the match.


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KS1 Fundamentals & Key Skills Programme

Chris Gillam from the Spurs Development Team has been involved with supporting our Year 1 teachers by leading games sessions. This 5-week programme aims to create opportunities that change lives.

The children were kept active and developed a variety of skills in balance, co-ordination and agility through throwing & catching, sending & receiving.



‘Go Enfield Go’ Event

A great opportunity for all children to experience new and different sports.

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Olympic visit 2012



Active Lunchtimes

Pupils are supervised by trained Play Leaders who along with our Young Sports Leaders provide purposeful skills and health enhancing activities that aim to improve behaviour, attitudes to learning and healthy living.


Young Leaders Programme

This is a programme of sports Leadership that is run for Years 5 and 6. It teaches leadership through a whole range of games/activities and provides opportunities for older children to work with younger children, thus promoting integration, social inclusion and mostimportantly physical activity!


Learning to Ride

Reception children on wheels!


Tag Rugby Coaching

Year 6 coaching session prior to competition.



Additional opportunities are available for children in a range of competitive activities, provided whenever possible through extra-curricular clubs, and taking part in tournaments against other schools.


Cricket Match vs Crowland

We have established links with Edmonton Cricket Club and the ‘Chance to Shine’ project. Coaches work with the children during curriculum time and lead coaching sessions and attend matches.


Enfield District Sports

We compete against other schools in the Enfield District Sports Competition.


Sports Day

We hold an annual sports day for KS1 and KS2 during the Summer Term. The children in KS1 participate in a variety of different sports and activity. In KS2, the children compete in their House teams by participating in a carousel of activities and competitive races. Sports Leaders from our local Secondary school assist with officiating our events.


Inter-School Events

During the Autumn Term 2013 we participated in a wide range of Inter-School Events, they included:

Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Sports Hall Athletics, Football and Netball.


These competitions were organised by the Enfield PE Team and also our Primary School Consortium with both Haringey & Enfield Schools. All pupils who represented St John & St James did so with tremendous enthusiasm and pride, enjoying ‘pitting’ their skills against fellow pupils from other schools.

During the Spring term 2014, the children were involved in a number of school Competitions:

Tag-Rugby, Basketball, Netball and a Dance Festival.


Sports Hall Athletics Competition




House Competition – Year 6 tennis event


Basketball at Gladesmore Community School

Our Year 5 & 6 pupils played in a Basketball Competition run by Gladesmore Community School, as part of our Primary School Consortium programme.



Our Sports Council is made up of 14 children from Years 1-6 who have been nominated by their class teacher or elected by their class. Meetings take place once a month to discuss issues and share ideas to support the development of PE and Sport within the school. These children also represent our school as sports leaders.

Playground Games Timetable

Reception – Year 2

Year 3 – Year 6

Spring 2020-Cycle Confident

Cycle confident offer Bikeability Level 1 And 2 courses to children in Years 5 & 6 and Level 1 to children in Years 3 & 4. They provide free cycle training.

Our Year 3 & 4 children worked hard and really enjoyed themselves. They were taught the skills, awareness and knowledge needed to encourage them to cycle safely and confidently.

Enfield Council’s mission is to provide every primary school child with some cycle training before they move onto their secondary school life and start cycling on the roads of London.

Spring 2020- Multi-Skills Event at Lee Valley Athletics Centre

The pupils had an amazing time at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 25 children from KS1 had the opportunity to take part in a variety of different sporting activities.

Pupils Comments:

Curtis – “We had the best time.”

Tristan J- “I loved the Javelin.”

Diamond- “I really liked the cone relay.”


2020- Key Stage 2 Spring Term Gymnastics

Our Year 6 unit of Gymnastics this term is matching and mirroring. During our PE lessons we have been combing all the gymnastic skills we have learnt throughout school (Year 3- bridges, Year 5- balancing and many more) to create a sequence of 8-10 elements. These include changes of levels, direction and pathways.

Elf Day 2019

Ms Glover arranged for the pupils and staff at St John and St James to take part in Elf Day 2019. This was to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. As a school and local community we raised over £600. All the pupils and staff dressed up to take part in this occasion.  Our slogan for this event was ‘Mentally and Physically Fit. Throughout the day pupils from KS1and KS2 will took part in a variety of activities which challenged them both physically and mentally.

The children sent their best spellers to compete in the year group spelling bees. We were so proud of the way in which the children encouraged and supported each other. Throughout the day the coaches led Elf races, lots of children competed and there were Impact sports T shirts for the winners! Times tables challenges were also popular and the children performed well, gaining points for their house teams. 

Elf Dodgeball was the highlight of the day. The squeals of delight could be heard across the school.


 Sports Week 2019

Pupils in St John and St James took part in YST National School Sport Week.

The Youth Sport Trust is a children’s charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. It has more than 20 years expertise in pioneering new ways of using sport to improve children’s wellbeing and give them a brighter future.

The charity works with more than 20,000 schools across the UK and operates on a local, national and global level. It harnesses the power of sport, physical activity and PE to build life skills, connections between people and support networks which increase life chances through greater attainment, improved wellbeing and healthier lifestyles.

The focus sport for this year was Football in honour of the Women’s World Cup. However the week consisted of a variety of sports for pupils to take part in.

 Sports Day 2019




There is a strong emphasis on teamwork particularly through the house system which enables children from all year groups and families to work together.” SIAS, March 2011