As a school, our Physical Education and Sport ethos is enjoyment and inclusivity. Each academic year, we strive to invite all children from Year 1 upwards to represent our school at competitions, events and festivals. These are opportunities offered to us by the Telford and Wrekin Sports Partnership, arranged with other schools or within school.
The children at St Lawrence enjoy PE and being active and as a staff, we work to embed the life skills that sport can teach children into our PE lessons, sports clubs and participation in events.
Our long term plan for Physical Education is attached below. It aims to build the fundamental skills needed to be successful and offer a wide range of sporting experiences for the children as they progress through their journey with us.
English football will introduce heading guidance across every level of the professional and amateur game from the start of the 2021-22 season.
The new guidance, which is specifically focused on training sessions where the majority of heading occurs, has been designed to meet the requirements of each level of English football. The guidance will be applicable to clubs in the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, the National League System, the Women’s Football Pyramid Tiers 3 and below, all grassroots football, and across the England national teams.
Heading should not be introduced in training sessions at the Primary Phase (up to U12).
“In today’s modern game, children will play on smaller pitches, with less players. There is now a greater emphasis at all levels to retain and love the ball and you will see very few headers in the game…”
As a school, we will be encouraging children to play passes along the ground and reduce the number of headers that occur in games. We will not be carrying out heading in PE lessons or in training/clubs.