We also employ a member of staff to work full time in local primary school, Market Deeping Community Primary. Hear more about his role...
"I'm Mr Sparrow and I have worked at MDCP for two years. My role is a full time specialist PE teacher. Day to day this sees me teaching PE to all year groups as part of PE lessons and PPA, organising and running after-school clubs, and delivering targeted lunchtime clubs including Change4Life. Alongside these responsibilities, I also support other teachers in a team-teaching style approach in order to increase their confidence in teaching PE and ensure that more PE lessons are high-quality, which directly addresses an objective of the PE Premium funding.
School sport is also a key part of my role; entering competitions, planning teams, training and preparing the team, and supervising the team at the competition. I have been proud to see increased success in competitive sport in the past two years at MDCP, as our teams have won more competitions which has seen us qualify for the School Games Day in more than one sport both years. As well as this, our participation levels have increased with more than 50% of our pupils attending extra-curricular sports clubs, pupils inspired to run their own clubs for younger children, and more B and C teams attending competitions too.
I also work closely with the PE lead to support her in her role; this includes contributing to the PE Premium Plan, aiming for and gathering evidence for Gold Sports Mark and leading Sports Day. This has been particularly successful at MDCP as we achieved Gold Sports Mark for the first time after my first year at the school. Using these success criteria, we are improving our inter-house competition provision and tracking participation to ensure that more of our pupils are able to have competitive opportunities at school. Working as a specialist PE teacher gives me the time and scope to address these specific targets and increases our capacity for PE at school.
Finally, I am most proud to have seen more children excited about PE and school sport. Pupils asking when their PE lessons are and when after-school club starts is fantastic to hear, especially as PE offers many children an alternative opportunity to shine at school. With this in mind, I have also taken on a mentoring role for some pupils who find school difficult at times but excel in PE; building a strong rapport rooted in respect with these children has helped them to be more settled at school and learn coping strategies to deal with tricky times."
If this is something that you feel your school would be interested in, please get in touch with Richard to discuss your needs and check availability. Due to the nature of this service, it requires planning and resourcing to make staff available so please contact us as soon as possible.