Sport and Clubs
Chris Pemble, Primary PE Mentor
Our Primary PE mentor, Chris Pemble, provides weekly support as our in-house Primary PE specialist. Along with five other local Primary Schools, Chris has been employed to help us continue to develop the confidence and competence of all teachers in delivering high quality PE lessons. He will also help support the engagement of all pupils in healthy and active lifestyles in an effort to foster a lifelong participation in regular PE and physical activity.
During this academic year, our Primary PE mentor has been busy working with teachers and children across KS1 as well as KS2. Helping to develop and teach ideas in Dance, Gymnastics, Multi Skills and Hockey lessons, staff have worked collaboratively with Chris to write and deliver fun and engaging lessons. Children have responded really positively, consolidating and building on previously learnt skills whilst also being introduced to new ones. Teachers have been involved with each lesson from planning through to delivery and then reflection to best inform future lessons.
In addition to mentoring in PE, Chris has also recently qualified as a Forest School leader. Working with the whole of year 5 he has helped to develop their confidence, trust, perseverance, team work and imagination! Working both onsite and in the nearby Prince Williams wood, children and staff have enjoyed structured and unstructured sessions involving; story telling, building Dens, imaginative games and exploration, linked topic work as well as tree climbing.
It has certainly been a very busy year!