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Totnes St John's C of E Primary School

PE and Sports Premium

Please click on the links below to view the Totnes St John's Primary Physical Education and Sports Premium Plan and Evaluation documents for 2018/19 and 2019/20.

Totnes St John's Primary Physical Education and Sports Premium Plan and Evaluation 2019_2020.docx

Totnes St John's Primary Physical Education and Sports Premium Plan and Evaluation 2018_2019.docx

Introducing Mrs Rickard!

This year we are lucky to have introduced Mrs Rickard to our staff team as a sports coach and healthy living teacher.

"I’m fortunate enough to have the best job in the whole school. I get to teach what I love and also play and have fun doing sports and physical activity all day long.
Sport and healthy living have played such a massive role in my life from when I was very young so now being able to pass on my knowledge, enthusiasm and passion to the children at St John’s is a real privilege. I hope I can inspire and be a great role model to all the children in the school as well as parents/ caters and my fellow teachers.
My favourite sport is Obstacle racing (tough mudders and Spartan events) I love the mental and physical challenge of these events as well as pushing yourself to the limits and overcoming fears - like jumping over fires, swimming in freezing cold water or jumping off cliffs. My next challenge is to do an ultra marathon so watch this space!
My favourite food is Thai and my vice at weekends are Lattes. So you may catch me in a coffee shop somewhere.
Outside of school I have the most amazing little boy called Ethan who is 15 months old. He likes watching me do my running events and has just learnt to clap. So I’m looking forward to my next event where hopefully he will be clapping me in at the finish line.
I also teach body combat at a local health club twice a week for adults.
I swear by Carpe Diem (seizing the day) and get up by 5/5.30am nearly everyday - starting with a run and then my morning smoothie. My motto is you never regret a workout." M Rickard October 2017


School PEDPASS Policy

Follow this link and then scroll down the page to find our policy relating to PE, daily physical activity and school sports: PEDPASS Policy


From fun taster sessions to success in regional competition

St John’s offers a rich range of sporting opportunities from fun taster sessions though to regional competition. We offer PE in a safe and supportive environment, and encourage all staff as well as pupils to take part, find out what interests them and build up their skills. We believe that PE provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, learn teamwork and face up to challenges. 

Children at St John’s get to try out a wide range of sport, dance and other physical activity. They can do this in class time and at clubs after school. This year we are offering things ranging from athletics to zumba, and including rock climbing, Wii dance, waterpolo and a football festivals. 

“It's interesting and fun. The teachers always have great ideas for different activities.”   Year 5 pupil


South Dartmoor School Sport Partnership

We work closely with the South Dartmoor School Sport Partnership (SSP). This means we can offer much more than if we stood alone as a smallish primary school. This partnership also gives us chance to stretch pupls with a particular gift, by taking part in regional competitions.  

 “The sport was really fun and I got into a lot of competitions because of St John’s. It gave me confidence so now I’m at High School I still do sport after school as well as in PE.”  Former girl pupil, now in Year 8