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Curriculum Support Teachers for PE

David Fenn

As PE Co-ordinator at RAF Leeming Community Primary for the last few years, Dave has been able to use his passion for PE and outdoor education to support his successful leadership of sport and healthy lifestyles within his school.  An enthusiastic sportsman himself Dave has gained some great experience in a range of sports over the years.  He is FA Level 1 qualified in coaching football and holds Level 1 in Mountain Bike leader training also.  Dave has led successful CPD within his school leading to ‘a skills based’ PE curriculum within his school.  Dave’s passion to nurture engagement in pupils who are less excited with PE, coupled with his awareness of ways of progressing more able children, has led to a real enthusiasm and excitement in school.  Dave believes sport and knowledge of a healthy lifestyle is as important as the core curriculum subjects and is keen to help schools to realise this in his role as PE CST.    

James Hodgson

James is passionate about sport. Currently lower KS2 teacher with over 15 years’ experience as PE and school sport leadership in two small North Yorkshire primary schools, James has PE at the heart of his teaching ethos. Over the course of his career he has taught PE across the whole of the primary phase. He has a desire to encourage all pupils to engage in sport and has been directly involved in allocating school sport funding in order to leave a lasting legacy. He has facilitated a wide variety of afterschool sports clubs and most recently developed the change 4 life initiative to encourage pupils of all abilities. He has successfully developed interesting ways of involving pupils in sport throughout the school day by developing young leaders and playtime games to increase the amount of exercise pupils take part in. He believes that PE is part of the curriculum all pupils can benefit from and is the ideal way of helping pupils realise their own potential, become better team players, confident decision makers and most importantly, give them a lifelong love of sport that will enhance their future.

Iain McCulloch

Iain is currently year 6 teacher at Trinity Academy Richmond. He has had a long standing interest in sport and PE and was delighted to become PE subject leader in December 2012. He has a clear vision for PE in primary schools which is that, ‘all children leave primary school with the right skills and motivation for healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in sport.’ Iain has spent the PE funding well, with a strong focus on CPD. Iain believes this is important as it is the key to ensuring that the impact of the funding is considerable and long lasting. Iain also provides opportunities which inspire children into sport, his most memorable being getting an Olympic ‘Team GB’ athlete into school to work with the children and deliver a highly motivational speech about achieving personal goals and overcoming obstacles to success. Iain also has experience of working collaboratively with other teachers, having mentored NQTs and ITT students in his own school setting, always aiming to create a positive, collaborative relationship in which they can thrive.