Sarah Landeg from Southwark Park Primary School "The CPD support we are receiving from PESSN is excellent. Members of staff have attended the Real P.E. insets and the Good to Outstanding Ofsted training at Dulwich Wood. In school 5 teachers this half term are receiving coaching and team teaching support around core skills. We are rolling this out in the summer term to include most other members of the teaching staff. Added to this we have twilight inset for EYFs/KS1 and KS2. This will support the teachers understanding of progression within P.E.
They have run a Gifted and Talented assessment afternoon and identified key children within the group providing progression plans and local clubs that can help develop their talent.
We have also just purchased the new and updated Real P.E. resources for each class in the school to support the CPD teachers are receiving. In short, PESSN is more than just offering participation events for the children. They support P.E. enrichment in school and I would thoroughly recommend them."
Lennie Dennis (PE Coordinator at Goodrich Primary School): "Since arriving at Goodrich I have had the pleasure of being able to interact with PESSN regarding fixtures/competitions, professional development, extending gifted and talented pupils, SEND provisions. Competitions have included football, tennis, rugby, swimming galas, hockey, netball and multi skills to name a few. To conclude, I feel extremely lucky to have the PESSN team available for PE in my school. I have worked in various in boroughs but they are by far the best at providing all I have stated and I hope to continue working with them for many years to come.”
Olivia Abrahams, (PE Coordinator at Grange Primary School): “I would love to say it was all my hard work that put PE on the map at our school but if it wasn’t for the PESSN we wouldn’t be anywhere near the standard we are now. Their hard work and dedication have put PE & Sport at the forefront of everyone’s minds in Southwark. The opportunities they provide for both our children and staff are outstanding and you would struggle to find better anywhere else.
Every time a member of our staff attends training they come back to school with a big smile on their face and a head full of new ideas. Our children love having a sports event to look forward to nearly every week and are made to feel welcome at every festival and competition. At the start of every new school year, the first thing out of their mouths is “when are we doing an athletics competition”. At our school along with the netball league, the indoor and outdoor athletics competitions are the ones they look forward to the most. Every child who takes part enjoys it because both events are so well run.”
Billie Hylton, (Teacher at Redriff Primary): "Thank you! I feel I can teach gymnastics at a much higher standard now". (Gymnastics Inset)
Sarah Lawson, (Teacher at Dog Kennel Hill Primary): "Excellent inset! Would love to have other ideas, particularly around ball games". (Games Inset)
Tanika, (Teacher at Alfred Salter Primary): "Increased confidence in delivering sessions. Good to practice using plans and how to adapt and recieve feedback". (Southwark NQT Training)
Mary Johnson, (Southwark Park Primary): "I have a better understanding on how to deliver lessons and handle transition. Confidence has improved on managing challenging behaviour". (Southwark NQT Training)
Caroline, (Keyworth Primary): "It has made me more aware and given me loads of ideas on how to challenge the more able and make lessons more accessible to children who find it challenging". (SEND/Inclusion Training)
Melissa Var, (Keyworth Primary): "Fantastic ways of challenging greater depth children and including less able pupils. Thank you for the great ideas. I have always left the network's insets with some great ideas". (Generic Games Inset)
Robert Hyneman, (Cobourg Primary): "It has been an absolute pleasure working with you all in the last few years. Your commitment, hard work and dedication to P.E and Sport in Southwark is something I respect hugely".