St Thomas’ are celebrating another success after being awarded the afPE Association for Physical Education award with a distinction – the highest award there is. St Thomas’ is only the 4th school in Staffordshire to receive this award and afPE will now signpost the school to the Department for Education as a model of best practice.
We achieved the Quality Mark with Distinction for ‘demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity’.
Our award is valid for three years, commencing March 2023.
The validator has highlighted the following reasons for the award:
• Outstanding leadership of curriculum developments which ensures that children experience and learn across a wide range of activities.
• Teaching is outstanding and supported by effective CPD and monitoring.
• Assessment is seamless and children are aware of their achievement and able to set realistic personal goals.
• Swimming data is exceptional.