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St Mary's Academy

Where children come first; belonging and building together








PE at Beaminster St. Mary’s


At Beaminster St.Mary’s, we intend to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities, as well as give children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact in their own health and well-being. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices.


Our Physical Education will challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem-solving. We aim to teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team-based physical activities, allowing them to explore and express their personal and spiritual identity. Through our provision, children can flourish at sports in which they have a particular interest or flair for.


Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a challenging and supportive environment where effort, as well as success, is recognized. Children are encouraged to participate in exercise through-out the day during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, outdoor play and competitive events.


Beaminster St Mary’s 8 principles for an enriched and connected curriculum:

  1. In your element – Play. Have fun. There is so much that everyone can find enjoyable about movement and sport. 
  2. In your hands - You are responsible for your own learning so challenge yourself. Find your personal bests and push yourself to improve.
  3. In your mind -  Break down your own barriers to be the best person you can be. Nothing can stop you when you believe in yourself.
  4. In your imagination -  You can achieve anything. Let your imagination run wild and work hard to make it a reality.
  5. In your heart – Find the respect for others in their own achievements and when competing against them. Love, respect and listen to each other’s ideas, and challenge each other with kindness.
  6. In your world –  No matter who you are or where you come from, a healthy lifestyle is vital for a healthy planet.
  7. In your community – No matter which communities you are part of – class, school, town, county, or bigger – take pride in representing them.
  8. In your future -  Be ready for anything. Keep your body and your mind in top condition and you can tackle any challenge that lies ahead.  


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