St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

About St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is in Christchurch, Dorset.

The children at St Joseph’s are passionate about PE and School Sport. Staff create an culture in which every child feels inspired and has the opportunity to succeed.

In 2021-22 St Joseph’s retained the School Games Gold Mark for the fourth year running.

What was your rationale and reason for choosing Complete PE?

We first heard about Complete PE on a ‘My Personal Best’ training course delivered by the Youth Sport Trust. The scheme our school was using at the time was outdated and teachers were no longer using it properly.

We trialled Complete PE and really liked that the lessons were progressive and challenged learning, and that the ‘My Personal Best’ resources were embedded into the success criteria. The feedback from staff at the end of the trial was extremely positive, so we made the decision to go ahead and implement Complete PE.

We have been using Complete PE since 2019 and as the Subject Leader I can see a distinct improvement in the children’s abilities, their understanding of terminology and their love of PE and being physically active.

How is Compete PE now supporting your school?

We’re using the ‘Curriculum Mapping Tool’ to plan our PE for the year, so all staff know what they are teaching and when. This tool is really helpfully as the Curriculum Map for the whole year appears on the home screen when teacher’s log in. When a teacher logs into Complete PE, they can just click on the unit they are teaching in the Curriculum Map and it takes them straight to the plan. This is a great feature that saves them valuable time!

We love the Assessment Tool. It’s such an easy tool to use to monitor and track pupil’s progress in PE. Again, it’s another feature that saves teachers valuable time. Assessing a pupil is done in the click of a button and it’s great that a summative statement appears that summarises the learning for that particular unit too.

Teachers display the ‘Knowledge Organisers’ for the unit that is being taught in their class. Children say that this really helps them to understand what they are doing and why.

All staff are fully engaged in using Complete PE and comment on the high quality of the resource and how easy it is to use.

What impact has Complete PE had/is having in your school?

We have really seen the benefits that Complete PE has had since it was implemented in 2019.

We have more confident staff who enjoy teaching all areas of the PE curriculum, where as previously, they may have been reluctant to do so. During observations, it is evident that the children remain engaged in their PE lessons for a lot longer and are also physically active for sustained periods too. Teachers say that the abilities of all pupils have improved significantly since the implementation of Complete PE. Teachers say that the learning cards are a great resource which helps them to differentiate learning in PE.

Let us show you the impact Complete PE can have in your school.


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