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St Edward's Catholic Academy

St Edward's Catholic Academy


Our Wellbeing team is made up of the following subjects:

PE, Health & Wellbeing, PSHE

The following staff and governors lead our humanities team:

Mrs P Jones, Mrs J Finney, Mrs Hobson, Mrs Hallam, Mrs Herring, Mrs Morris

Governor – Mr P Salter

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities 

  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time 

  • Engage in competitive sports and activities 

  • Lead healthy, active lives.

(National Curriculum, Sept 2013)

Here at St Edward’s we value all pupils and support them in all areas of life and learning. We aim to nurture all children throughout their education with us and we want to enable our children to become successful and respond to life’s challenges with a positive attitude.

Following a teacher training day with Tamba Roy, an educational consultant and author of Success In Schools, staff have implemented practical strategies to help children overcome barrier to learning.

Through day to day life there are a number of issues that can present challenges at home and in school.

  • Trying to focus when completing an activity.

  • Dealing with a negative inner voice that can make children feel like a failure.

  • Letting go of anxiety before a test, audition or exam.

  • Developing the resilience to deal with setbacks.


  • To understand that thoughts and feelings can be changed, and that they can influence their own success.

  • To understand that different strategies can be used for different challenges.

  • To recognise own successes and celebrate them with a positive attitude.

  • To question limits they have placed on themselves.

  • To create a positive, inspirational mental attitude for themselves.

  • To make more effective choices about their behaviour.

The techniques:

We are following the approaches taught by Tamba Roy in his book Success in Schools. We will be focussing on six techniques however there are more available. Please see our information booklet below to see how to use them at home with your children.