National Awards finalists announced

Our largest, national event of the year is almost here and the list of national finalists is announced below.

The Create Development National Awards held on Wednesday, 13th May 2015 recognises and celebrates teachers, individuals, schools and institutions who do exceptional work and make a real impact on the lives of children.

Ronnie Heath, Managing Director said:
“We’re thrilled to be able to personally congratulate special individuals and more importantly celebrate the work of thousands of schools and organisations who make such a huge difference to the lives of children with their outstanding work by redefining what’s possible.”

Who has your vote?

Category: National School of the Year 2015

Baretrees Primary School
Jo Marston at Baretrees Primary School attended a real PE cohort in Oldham and was one of the first schools to commit to Whole school training. She fought hard to personalise the training days and the tutor was bowled over with the level of energy and enthusiasm from the staff.

Binfield CE Primary School
Over the last two years, at least five members of staff have taken part in a real PE programme and they have embraced it. Their commitment to teaching PE has a real impact on the pupils. They focus on the whole child and developing their needs and they have said the pupils are now aware of their own learning journeys, which, not only associate to PE but also supports their development across the curriculum. The school has also been developing the assessment framework and making it work for them and sharing this with other schools within the borough.

Broadgate Primary School
Broadgate Primary School has developed an extremely positive learning environment for the children in PE by creating wonderful displays around real PE, and also as a result of all teaching staff embracing the scheme and understanding the real impact it has on pupil’s learning.

Cheetham CE Community Academy
Three staff from Cheetham, known as Charlie’s Angels, attended a real PE course in Manchester and convinced Carolyn Timms, Subject Leader they also needed Whole school training. Carolyn embraced this and the school’s PE has flourished. They’re now exploring a Family FUNS club to extend the real PE messages at home. Sushma Sharma said:
“…real PE has built up my confidence in the teaching of PE as the progression of skills are very clear yet I can teach with flexibility and differentiation whilst still giving children choices. I feel it has taken away the prescriptive lessons and brought PE lessons to life for the children.”

Denaby Main Primary School
The school have transformed the quality of their PE delivery since using real PE. The teachers have found new enthusiasm for PE with the two greatest changes being the improved confidence in teaching and enjoyment of PE by the pupils. The following was stated in the schools recent OFSTED report:
“The school has developed a clear plan for using their allocation of sports premium monies. This includes further training opportunities for staff to develop new skills which are beginning to improve the quality of physical education (PE) teaching and the health and well-being of pupils.”

Falconer’s Hill Infant School
Hayley Hunt has enthusiastically led the school through great development in the teaching of PE. When real PE was introduced it was a very different way of working for staff and some were understandably hesitant and nervous. Hayley attended the training initially and encouraged and supported staff as they became accustomed to its implementation. She is now, not only delivering outstanding PE lessons herself and acting in an advice capacity but, continuing to move the school forward. This has involved developing assessment materials to compliment real PE and home learning challenges for the school. Hayley has begun to deliver Family FUNS in the school as an after school club. She is always highly supportive of all staff, very approachable and has an infectious sense of fun that permeates all her interactions with her colleagues.

Glenfield Infant School
Through the support of Sports Solent and the real PE programme over the last 2 years, the confidence, enthusiasm and skill level for teaching PE in the school has increased dramatically. The lessons are now pacy, full of rigour and challenge and fun. It is a pleasure to observe the children in lessons receiving high quality PE teaching, whilst also developing their personal skills. Several coaches and an Ofsted inspector gave extremely high praise for the PE lessons they have seen.

Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre
Since three members of the teaching staff from Kings Oak, attended the first cohort for real PE the school have embraced and integrated the programme across the curriculum. The school has since become the first in the area to show its continued commitment to real PE by taking the Whole staff training. Further support is also given to staff by Team Activ specialists to ensure teachers are confident enough to use the resources and apply the philosophies of real PE so every child makes outstanding progress.

Kirk Sandall Infant School
Kirk Sandall Infant School and teacher, Jacki Greenwood has been a joy to work with. Jacki is really friendly and ask lots of great questions. She has supported the learning of real PE and has been really instrumental and a driving force in sharing best practice with all her cluster schools. The school has seen a great difference in teaching and learning.

Lings Primary School
Lings Primary School in Northampton have enjoyed their most successful ever year for sport, after using Create Development’s real PE as the basis for their PE lessons. Headteacher, Leigh Wolmarans describes real PE as the best thing he has seen on the market for 20 years and has said that it has an unbelievable impact on the children due to the quality of learning. He often showcases his real PE lessons to visitors to the schools and shares best practice with other Headteachers, schools, agencies and sporting organisations in the county. His passion and motivation to develop the whole child is infectious.

Lyndhurst Primary School
Physical Education is key in this school and over the last two years PE Coordinator, Jay King has led and developed a whole school ethos with real PE at its core. Children are praised, understand their own ability and are able to make exceptional progress due to creative teaching and learning. real PE has also begun to have a wider impact on lessons across the whole school with personal challenge being at the core. There is no doubt that this school, under the leadership of Jay, provide the best possible learning outcomes for their pupils; outcomes which start in high quality Physical Education.

Marish Academy Trust
This school doesn’t just talk the talk, it walks the walk and then sprints with it!! The school have embedded real PE into the heart of the school and cross-curricular work is now based solely around the four cogs. The results speak for themselves: Ofsted commented on how well the Sports Premium was well invested in specialist staff to deliver an inspiring curriculum that all children can engage with. The lead inspector was impressed with the fact that children are able to self assess on a personalised PE curriculum using a variety of assessment tools. The school are not only developing their own good practice but they extend their support to all schools across Slough without any hesitation and purely for wanting children to be receiving high quality PE and developing skills for life.

Mattishall Primary School
Teacher Jane Taylor attended the first cohort of the real PE in Norfolk and truly embraced the ethos of the new approach to teaching PE in her school. She pushed it hard across the school leading to the school creating a separate inset day to get all staff trained. Jane has fully embraced the impact the approach can and is having with her pupils. She has improved the teaching environment by creating a Create Development/real PE wall to support learning and to positively impact development within real PE lessons. She has acted as an excellent advocate of real PE with other schools/PE leaders. Following Jane’s drive the whole school teaching of real PE has dramatically improved perceptions about PE and enjoyment of the subject.

Milstead Special School
Milstead is an SLD primary school with some really challenging children. Kate Shelley, Subject Leader worked hard to introduce real PE throughout the school as PE had been a subject the school had previously found very difficult. With inset support, Kate and John Shaw, a PE Teaching Assistant, introduced a common theme throughout all the classes from PMLD and ASD classes through to more mobile classes and the whole school began to explore the songs together in assembly. Kate organised for classes to share good practice and the feedback from all staff was that it increased confidence levels and participation levels from the children. Kate has since left the school but John continues to deliver across the school with teaching staff.

Monkton Park Primary School
Monkton Park Primary School have been immersed in the Create Development approach for many years and are now a leading light for the area in real PE. Their teaching is having a real impact on the pupils learning.

North Town School
The impact of real PE has been amazing. When the Year 6 cohort of 60 pupils were asked who wanted to represent the school in a hockey tournament (not a sport they offer/cover at North Town in the curriculum or after school club), 52 hands went up – that’s growth mindset in action. In the end, 28 different pupils went to the tournaments, none were hockey players but all had great attitudes and with great teamwork they went on to be Tone area champions!

Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School
Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School has really embraced the real PE approach within their school. Headteacher, Maire Hayes and her staff are passionate at supporting the development of both their pupils and staff.

St Finian’s Catholic Primary School
Teacher Selina is a massive inspiration to all her pupils and fully engages in the real PE and real gym approach and can’t wait for real dance. Her commitment to school sport has led to huge success not only in her own environment with motivated, happy learners and fully engaged teachers excited by teaching PE, but also in the wider community. They had great success at the school games this year with many teams performing so very well. Selina puts the basis of their physical literacy down to all the high quality real PE programmes that have been delivered (usually all in her school!), creating building blocks for the full game. Feedback has told us she is phenomenal and very special indeed.

St Mary’s RC Primary School
Lisa Snelson bounced in Day 1 of real PE and was completely committed and motivated from then on. She delivers PE in three schools and has worked hard to introduce real PE to all schools. She also arranged for staff at the schools to come together for a taster session. Lisa has been teaching PE a long time but was open and willing to dive in and have a go. She is a fantastically, supportive person to have on any training.

Stockton Heath Primary School
We have been delighted to see the progress and transformation within the school as a result of real PE. Headteacher, Dan Harding sums up their journey perfectly:
”The difference real PE has made to Stockton Heath Primary School children and staff in a very short space of time is phenomenal. We have always had a very clear vision and ethos about the value of PE and Sport but real PE has provided a context and structure that has allowed us to embed and ‘cement’ that ethos from EYFS all the way through to Year 6. real PE has revolutionised our approach to PE and Sport teaching and learning and allowed us to see outstanding progress in all pupils of all ability levels. The skills progression-based learning, the level of challenge for more-able children and the self-assessment tools in particular have enabled our pupils to take real ownership of their own development. Pupils thoroughly enjoy PE and Sport here and have gained enormous self-confidence and invaluable teamwork, coordination and spatial awareness skills through the real PE scheme. 
From a Headteacher’s perspective, it has been extremely rewarding to see how much more comfortable and confident staff members are delivering PE lessons that: are clearly structured, appropriately differentiated, engage all learners, develop skills which can be applied across a wide range of sports and physical activities, are not simply rooted in ‘supervising’ team games (which can so often be the case in primary schools). My staff and children look forward to real PE based lessons with great anticipation and talk very passionately about the huge positive impact real PE has had on behaviour, attitudes to learning and respect for self and others. Everyone’s perception of what physical education actually means and its benefits has changed thanks to real PE.”

Wessex Primary School
A real strength of Wessex Primary School is the strong advocacy provided by the Headteacher, and the drive from the teachers who attended the formal real PE training who believed in the benefits of the programme and wanted to ensure the impact was felt across the whole school. Pupils have been excited, enthused and interested in their learning in PE through the introduction of real PE. The visual side has definitely made a difference to the pupil’s journeys from teacher led learning to become independent learners. The pupils have improved their fundamental movement skills, and have progressed their learning in personal, social, cognitive, creative, physical skills as well as improved their health and fitness. Helen Southerden, Y6 class teacher said:
“The children have absolutely loved the real PE we have started this term. It is brilliant for the teacher to step back and watch the children take ownership for their own learning, whilst pushing the more able children to attempt the more difficult challenges. The cognitive learning goals are also very important in highlighting to the children how much they have to think about to achieve in PE. It is fantastic! The self assessment wheels for them to use in class are brilliant for keeping track of what challenge they are working on.”

Woodhill Primary School
Woodhill delivers real PE as part of their curriculum, adapting it to meet the needs of their children, e.g. through a creative ‘life PE’ approach e.g. combining one leg balance with scooter training and seated balance with cycling. They use the Create approach to target specific groups, e.g. using Learn to Compete, Compete to Learn every afternoon in their nurture unit to support behaviour (personal/social); they have health interventions for KS1 and KS2 delivered through Learn to Compete, Compete to Learn and FUNS and also use FUNS to support more able sessions.

Category: National School Advocate of the Year 2015

Caroline Muldoon, Burton Joyce Primary School
Caroline attended the very first real PE introduction meeting in Nottingham and from the start her enthusiasm and positivity shone through. She embraced the real PE values and approach and was determined that it was something that would be a benefit to her school and others across Notts. Caroline was a huge advocate and really helped to generate local interest and was fundamental in ensuring the first cohort took place. Caroline enthusiasm for real PE continues.

Chris Short, Bradshaw Community Primary School
Chris was one of the initial Headteachers in Warrington to sign up to real PE and his school was one of the first to undertake training. Since then, Chris has been bitten by the Create Development bug! Not only has his school established the Create Development ethos under his leadership, but he has been pivotal in inspiring other Headteachers to start their Create learning journeys. In fact, Jenny McAleny, Deputy Headteacher at Stockton Heath Primary School said: “Initially I wasn’t too keen on accessing real PE as I thought we had enough to do, but Chris kept talking to me about it so much that in the end I gave in. It’s the best thing we did and has transformed the teaching of PE in our school.” Chris’s dedication and commitment has ensured that Warrington is firmly on the Create learning journey.

Dan Jones, St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School
Dan is the Subject Leader at a renowned school for PE in York and he was asked to attend a meeting by his SGO to see if real PE was a good scheme for their schools. He immediately bought in to the approach and ethos and since then Dan has shared real PE with other schools in his cluster, travelled miles to attend a real PE cohort outside of his area and continues to promote and be an advocate for real PE with surrounding schools.

Dave Tregilgas, Selina Porter and Helen Colquhoun, Chippenham Partnership of Schools
Dave, Selina and Helen have a fantastic reputation for being great school advocates and as a group, the Chippenham Partnership are fantastic supporters of the Create approach, not only encouraging schools to take on real PE, but also to make sure they are strong enough to deliver real PE and model best practice.

Elizabeth Leece, New Islington Free School
Liz was initially very instrumental in encouraging Cheetham, the first school in Manchester to convert to Whole school. She also took real PE to her new school and we are about to deliver a whole school inset in July. Liz has been positive, willing to try anything and infectious with her enthusiasm.

Flo Head, Abington Vale Primary School
Flo attended the first ever real PE course in the county and since then her enthusiasm and passion helps develop PE not only in her school but has an impact on other teachers learning across other schools. More recently, Flo hosted the first ever ‘real PE Teach Meet’ in the county where she inspired many discussions and supported teachers by sharing with them ideas on delivery. Flo’s unique as not only has she improved her own PE delivery but she has shown evidence that she is an outstanding practitioner as she has impacted on teachers and children across the whole school and the wider community!

Jacki Greenwood, Kirk Sandall Infant School
Jacki Greenwood has been a joy to work with. Jacki is really friendly and ask lots of great questions. She has supported the learning of real PE and has been really instrumental and a driving force in sharing best practice with all her cluster schools.

Jane Perrons, Holmfirth JI and N School
Jane is one of the only people to contact Create Development demanding we start a cohort in her area! She then worked tirelessly contacting schools and keeping in contact and arranging presentations to the Headteacher network meetings and introducing us to our new partner in Kirklees before buying in to Whole school training and rolling out real PE throughout the school. The staff at the inset day were amazing and she had even invited other schools to take part. “Jane was like a dog with a bone and worked until she had her staff trained and all delivering from the real PE schemes with energy and enthusiasm.”

Jason Elwell, Marish Academy Trust
Headteacher, Gill Denham says: “Jason Elwell is an example to us all. He is dedicated beyond the call of duty to use his love of PE to inspire children to challenge expectations across the curriculum and to promote better outcomes for all. Not content with inspiring both staff and children in our own schools, he has tirelessly publicised and practised Create Development’s real PE across primary schools in Slough. The combination of PE and leadership and citizenship learning is unique and highly motivating. It has impacted positively on outcomes at Marish Academy Trust, particularly over the last year and cannot fail to support outcomes for all of Slough’s children if schools enable them to get involved.”

Kelly Waugh, Forest View Primary School
Kelly works in a school that has seen many changes recently as over half the staff left and therefore, it has received a lot of attention from the local authority and Ofsted was imminent when she signed up to real PE. Despite being Early Years Co-ordinator she has driven real PE throughout the school with passion and enthusiasm. The result is that the whole school has taken real PE fully on board with fabulous results. An Ofsted inspector commented on a colleague’s lesson as being the best PE lesson she had ever seen in her whole career. The teacher, in question, attributes this purely to Kelly’s enthusiasm and support in selling real PE.

Leigh Wolmarans, Lings Primary School
Leigh is the Headteacher at Lings and teaches PE two and a half days a week. Leigh believes that real PE puts quality learning and detaching at the heart and bridges the gap between the classroom and the sports field. His passion, enthusiasm and belief in the real PE approach has made him somewhat of an ambassador and he often showcases his real PE lessons to visitors to the schools. He has also supported teachers from other schools with their training, using his pupils as leaders. Leigh says, “You have to make a stand for things you believe in.”

Lisa Snelson, St Mary’s Catholic School
Lisa bounced in Day 1 of real PE and was completely committed and motivated from then on. She delivers PE in three schools and has worked hard to introduce real PE to all schools. She also arranged for staff at the schools to come together for a taster session. Lisa has been teaching PE a long time but was open and willing to dive in and have a go. She is a fantastically, supportive person to have on any training.

Lucy Ray, St James Church School
Lucy is a fantastic advocate for real PE. She actively promotes real PE to other schools at any opportunity. They have completely embraced the philosophy of real PE in this challenging school. The attendance at after school clubs has rocketed and the attitude to learning and behaviour in PE has been revolutionised. They have developed and improved communication with other schools and parents via Twitter, set home challenges and are changing and challenging attitudes to physical activity within the school.
Mark Needham, Willow Tree Primary School
Mark is passionate at developing the whole child by using the real PE approach to support teachers and change the way children learn. We’ve received nothing but positive feedback about Mark and many have praised his enthusiasm and energy.

Mark Needham, Willow Tree Primary School
Mark and his team, based at Willow Tree Primary School, have totally embraced and driven real PE with over 30 schools in the local area, providing post course support and advice and really driving the new ethos and philosophy of real PE both within his own school and other schools, taking huge pride in the successes of both and also continually engaging with and challenging us to provide more support. Without Mark’s support and energy, the programme would not have been the success it is, and we are delighted to be building on the great work with further training and support next year through real PE and new programmes such as real gym.

Mark Templeton, North Town School
Mark is a great advocate for real PE. He has regularly visited other local schools to team teach with and support other teachers of real PE. He is a trusted member of the Tone area PLT cluster group and regularly spreads the word and shares the philosophies of real PE and the impact it has had at North Town with others. He constantly reflects on his own practice and strives to give the children the best experience possible in PE.

Paul Naylor, Gaskill Primary School
Paul attended real PE in Merseyside and immediately asked how he could involve the schools in Bolton. He involved his Headteacher and has signed up for Whole school training and Family FUNS. He is providing taster sessions for schools in Bolton to experience real PE and has been continually enthusiastic, supportive and motivated other delegates. Paul’s feedback on the real PE programme really helped to lift the overall level and helped other delegate’s level of commitment.

Ruth Chappell, Ascot and Maidenhead School Sport Partnership
Ruth’s drive for excellence in PE and sport and developing the whole child is evident in all that she does. Her energy and ability to motivate others using the real PE approach has made a real difference to teachers and children and had a great impact.

Sam Hartwell, Rye Oak Primary School
Sam is a shining light in the world of partnership working for PE across Peckham. She is passionate about ensuring that every child has the opportunity to participate in high quality competition in a wide range of sports and activities, which are both inclusive and challenging for all. In addition, Sam also arranges Network Meetings for the cluster, which, provide a valuable outlet to share best practice, competition structures and development ideas. She truly shares, engages, and supports other schools.

Tanya Irvine, Hillyfield Primary Academy
We’ve heard nothing but praise about Tanya’s drive and enthusiasm to get children excited, challenged, active and having fun. She is determined to change the way children learn by giving them ownership to drive their learning and motivate them using the real PE approach. Tanya’s aim is to enhance, enrich and broaden PE and school sport provision.

Category: National Summer School of the Year 2015

City Heights E-ACT Academy
Friars Academy
St Gregory the Great School
Trowbridge Schools

Category: National Partner of the Year 2015

Anne Hargreaves and Kath Rudd, Active Dorset
Benice Owen and Luke Freer, CSW Sport
Emma Flaherty, Links School Sport Partnership
Jan Parker, LiveWire
Jill Wilkinson, Children’s Services Business Support Unit, Leeds
Julie Chrysostomou, South Solihull SSP
Laura Brookstein, Slough School Sport Network
Lindsy James, Active Fusion
Max Smiles-Cook, West Berkshire School Sport Network
Rob Crocker, New Forest School Sport Network
Sarah Mortiboys, London PE & School Sport Network
Steve Boocock and Rik Grover, Wiltshire Sports Partnership WASP
Sue Odgers and Kim Hazeldene, Action 1st Foundation
Tony Stewart, Northamptonshire Sport

Category: International Partner of the Year 2015

Bridgend Active Young People, Wales
Glasgow Life, Scotland
Tanglin Trust, Singapore

Category: National CSP of the Year 2015

Active Devon
Active Dorset
Active Surrey
CSW Sport
Get Berkshire Active
Northamptonshire Sport
SASP
Sport Hampshire & IOW
Sport Nottinghamshire
WASP
Wesport

Category: National Sports Organisation of the Year 2015

Cricket Foundation ‘Chance to Shine’
Greenhouse Sports/The Royal Foundation
RFL

Category: National Teacher of the Year 2015

Andrew Rowney, Lower Wortley Primary School
Andrew has shown commitment, passion and enthusiasm to embed the real PE scheme in his school by supporting all teaching staff. He demonstrates excellent teaching practice. The positive learning environment created by Andrew within the school is having a positive impact with all children enabling a wide range of participation opportunities, which are always taken up by the children.

Angela Noyce, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
Through Angela’s inspirational leadership and implementation of real PE, she is delivering outstanding results with Foundation stage children. real PE has inspired her teaching, up-skilled her delivery of fundamentals and enriched the physical fluency of her class. Angela should be commended for her creation of clear learning pathways, shared challenges and most significantly, the sowing of early seeds of lifelong participation and enjoyment in sport for EVERY child. Ben Crook says ”I have been moved, inspired and ‘converted’ by the work undertaken by Angela. I am also very proud of her continued professional development and leadership having mentored her in her early years! The sorcerer is outshone by the Pirate (hopefully on an adventure!)”

Anne Davies, Lings Primary School
Anne is part of a passionate team at Lings Primary School, which enables their learners to take increasing responsibility for their own learning. Sport changes lives at Lings and together with Headteacher, Leigh Wolmarans, Anne helps drive the real PE approach within the school to develop the whole child.

Carla Wallington, St Michael’s CE Primary School
Carla has told us that staff have seen the benefits and the confidence real PE gives children, and have realised that the teaching doesn’t have to be restricted to PE. As the PE coordinator, Carla has been impressed with how the teachers have applied elements of real PE into their other lessons. One class used an ‘unlocking of levels’ (based on the skill breakdown) in their maths observation, which the Headteacher loved!
Carla said: “I can see how the layout and format of the real PE lesson plans have affected my overall teaching. The children have a clearer picture, of not only the individual lesson, but the learning journey for the term. They can see where they have started and where they need/want to be at the end of the term. The plans comfort teachers with their consistent and reliable formats. What has impressed me most, is the reflection and positive feedback the children have been able to give one another. We have used the ‘roles on the bus’ reflection tool to help us. I am blown away by how reflective and thoughtful the children have been in their peer and group assessments.”

Clare Fielder, Willow Tree Primary School
Claire has embraced the real PE approach since it was introduced to the school last academic year. She has delivered outstanding PE lessons observed by the Headteacher and has also delivered lessons to other EYFS/KS1 staff during Whole school PE insets. The progress made of pupil’s physical skills has been commended by the Headteacher and Claire has also delivered PE lessons to her class while visitors from neighbouring boroughs have attended in order to demonstrate the strengths of the programme which has supported other schools to engage real PE.

Flo Head, Abington Vale Primary School
Flo attended the first ever real PE course in the county and since then her enthusiasm and passion helps develop PE not only in her school but has an impact on other teachers learning across other schools. Flo is unique as not only has she improved her own PE delivery but she has shown evidence that she is an outstanding practitioner as she has impacted on teachers and children across the whole school and the wider community!

Hayley Hunt, Falconer’s Hill Infant School
Hayley has enthusiastically led the school through great development in the teaching of PE. When real PE was introduced it was a very different way of working for staff and some were understandably hesitant and nervous. Hayley attended the training initially and encouraged and supported staff as they became accustomed to its implementation. She is now, not only delivering outstanding PE lessons herself and acting in an advice capacity but, continuing to move the school forward. This has involved developing assessment materials to compliment real PE and home learning challenges for the school. Hayley has begun to deliver Family FUNS in the school as an after school club. She is always highly supportive of all staff, very approachable and has an infectious sense of fun that permeates all her interactions with her colleagues.

Jane Taylor, Mattishall Primary School
Jane attended the first cohort of the real PE in Norfolk and truly embraced the ethos of the new approach to teaching PE in her school. She pushed it hard across the school leading to the school creating a separate inset day to get all staff trained. Jane has fully embraced the impact the approach can, and is having with her pupils. She has improved the teaching environment by creating a Create Development/real PE wall to support learning and to positively impact development within real PE lessons. She has acted as an excellent advocate of real PE with other schools/PE leaders. Following Jane’s drive the whole school teaching of real PE has dramatically improved perceptions about PE and enjoyment of the subject.

Lucie Hibberd, Rainbow Forge Primary School
Lucie really impressed us all on Day 2 of real PE when she began describing the amount and level of assessment she was achieving with her Year 1 class. She proceeded to produce high quality photos and descriptions of children working together, achieving new things and loving real PE.

Matt Alford, Shirley Warren Primary and Nursery School
Matt has engaged the whole school in real PE. He has used his innovative skills to excite all children to take responsibility for their own learning through PE. His use of ICT, producing photographic and video evidence of children’s learning are top quality. His team also teach in other schools that are trying to embed real PE across their schools. Shirley Warren’s PE subject Leader said:
“At Shirley Warren we are extremely proud that Matt has been nominated for this award. Matt has embraced the real PE scheme because so many of the values are aligned to his own. At Shirley Warren he has always looked to develop the ‘whole child’ and clearly looks to foster the physical, psychological and social development of all our pupils.

Matt has been able to reach out to children with challenging behaviour, enabling them to develop sportsmanship, praise of others and taking ownership of their own learning. Matt’s passion and belief in what he is delivering is infectious and rubs off on our pupils. The pupils show enthusiasm and enjoyment, responding extremely positively to Matt’s outstanding delivery.  Matt has utilised the resources in a creative and innovative way, to develop his own particular delivery and forms of assessment.  The pupils are often quoting the real PE terminology in class, the practical understanding of these terms, has a positive transferable effect on the lives and learning of our pupils. Matt always goes above and beyond, organising and delivering a wide range of extra-curricular activities, employing the philosophy he has embedded in our PE curriculum of developing the whole child. Whatever the outcome of this nomination, we are very fortunate to have Matt at Shirley Warren Primary and value the positive impact he has on our school community.”

Neil Crosbie, Wood End Academy
Neil has led outstanding PE lessons using the real PE approach since attending the first real PE CPD session this academic year. He has embraced the key philosophies of the programme and has supported real PE to be embedded at the heart of the school, to not just accelerate learning in PE, but also the development of the whole child through focusing on key learning behaviours. Alongside the PE Coordinator Neil has also developed Assessment for Learning strategies, which have been adopted across all classes and more recently delivered an outstanding session at real PE CPD Day 3.

Sara White, St John’s Primary School
Sara is a superb teacher of real PE who has totally embraced its ideas and concepts, to fully integrate the programme across the curriculum at Penistone St John’s. Since attending the real PE training she has used the teaching and assessment ideas extensively with her class and has been able to pass on her experiences to support other colleagues by sharing the practical ideas. In addition to this support, Sara has arranged for colleagues to be supported by a Team Activ specialist to ensure they are confident in the delivery of real PE and able to maximise its potential benefits and raise pupil attainment. Sara has also lead several demonstrations of real PE during our professional development courses, which has enabled colleagues from other schools to gain a clear understanding of the effectiveness of the programme and how it ensures outstanding pupil progress.

Vicky Adkin, Charlotte Sharman Primary School
Vicky is a young, passionate and committed teacher. She loves PE and because of this she is continually making a difference in a challenging central London primary school. Her display boards are out of this world – encouraging interaction with each pupil and a deeper understanding of how individual and peer assessment. Her lessons are exceptional and she has embraced real PE both within the subject but also as a part of her classroom teaching. Vicky is a shining example of a young vibrant teacher who will go far in her professional career.

Category: National real PE Display of the Year 2015

Charlotte Sharman Primary School
Crampton Primary School
Marish Primary School
Mattishall Primary School
St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

Winners will be announced after the event.

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