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Chris is an experienced PE teacher and school leader who has worked in a range of schools on the south coast over the last decade. He has a proven track record of improving outcomes over time. He has over 10 years of teaching and leadership experience focusing on improving the quality of teaching and learning in PE. He has delivered online CPD sessions to schools and is always developing new resources for all PE Teachers to access. He has been nominated for teaching awards and has led external CPD events across the UK. He qualified as a teacher from Brighton University and has an MA in Education, NPQSL and is an examiner for an exam board.
Leading and improving department
Developing GCSE resources, embedding retrieval, and intervening tasks
I am in my 4th year of teaching and started my career abroad completing my NQT and NQT+1. I now teach in the UK and am currently 2nd in Department and KS3 coordinator. I teach OCR GCSE and AQA A-Level and from September (2020) I will be our Academy Trusts Primary School PE link. I have a passion for teaching and learning across all key stages, and I am also Head of House, which keeps me engaged with students outside of the ‘classroom’.
Still being in the early stages of my teaching career, I have a real passion for experimenting with, and implementing, various pedagogies and approaches within my curriculum teaching of PE. At the core of my ’teaching philosophy’ I focus on modernised approaches to physical education whereby pupils are at the centre of their learning and passion for the subject is created through engaging and motivating approaches to learning (e.g. gamification, independent learning). Alongside this, I have a keen interest in cognitive psychology and how to create ‘productive learners’ which has subsequently led to me experimenting with various AfL strategies/methods focused around interleaving and low-stake retrieval practice within my teaching.
Experience: Courtney Pettifor is currently Lead Teacher of Physical Education at a secondary school in East Cambridgeshire, which he has held that position for nearly two years. Teacher of OCR GCSE PE and BTEC Level 2 in Sport. Creator ofwww.gcseperevision.co.uk. Lead Co-ordinator of TeachMeet PE Icons.
- GCSE PE
- Curriculum Design
Contact: Twitter – @C_PettiforPE
I qualified as a PE teacher in 2007 and secured my first full time post at the school I am still at now, dedicated or crazy, you decide! During my teaching experience, I have taken on various opportunities which have supported me into secure the current role I am in now as curriculum leader of PE. Since being appointed CAL of PE I have made significant improvements and changes to the PE curriculum offer in favour of our students, who often come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We have moved to study OCR Cambridge Nationals Sports Studies, which so far has seen a positive impact on data and student engagement. As well as this offering, AQA GCSE PE results have gone from strength to strength with our most recent results being 93% at 4+. This I believe is through our extensive teaching and learning focus as well as rigorous analysis of live data. We also offer an extensive list of sporting activities not only on the curriculum but which form part of the extra-curricular programme, providing breadth and depth to our curriculum.
I am a current Head of Faculty (Physical Education and Sport), a role I have been in for over 4 years now. I am also heavily involved in teaching training and teaching and learning within school and across the county. In addition, I am a SLE and have many hours experience of implanting the coaching model across education. I am also currently completing my NPQSL qualification.
Away from teaching I am a part time FA Coach Educator where I deliver the FA Level 1, 2 and UEFA B courses.
Via Twitter @JRBurge4
I am a current Secondary PGCE PE trainee teacher at the University of Exeter. I was recently awarded the degree of BSc with First Class Honours. My genuine love of sport has led me to play cricket and squash for a number of years at club, district and provincial standard. I have been fortunate to teach across a range of community, international and independent schools, in both the UK and South Africa. Upon graduating from the University of Exeter in June 2020, I will be seeking NQT status, with the intention to study my MA in Development Education and Global Learning. I advocate providing opportunities to support pupils to shape the development and trajectories of their peers, whilst participating in a wide range of co-curricular activities!
A recently qualified secondary teacher from St Mary’s University in Twickenham. I’m currently teaching in a Prep School in Surrey. I have experience of teaching the ages 3 – 18 in PE and currently in my NQT year. Recently, I have been asked to attend PE conferences on Roseinshine in PE and how I utilise the Sports Education Model in Primary PE.
Teaching for 20 years. My career started in Buckinghamshire and soon became Head of PE of a large young and fun PE department. After a fantastic 7 years I moved back to Essex and became Head of PE at a Large Sports College. This is where I joined the Youth Spoorts Trust as a CatalYST and started the Essex PE Conference. We held network meeting specialising in GCSE Edexcel, A level OCR and BTEC Sport. Curriculum development and approriate assessment became a big passion and drive alongside the YST MyPB programme.
More recently I have become Assistant Headteacher taking on multiple roles and going through the new Ofsted inspection.
Building an ‘outstanding’ department
Support for Heads of department and post holders
General PE, Sport and curriculum development questions
I have been teaching for 14 years and have a wealth of experience teaching various exam courses such as GCSE P.E and more recently OCR Sports Studies. I have a specific interest and passion in developing teaching and learning in PE, pedagogy, assessment and developing an holistic KS3 curriculum. I have spent a long time developing our KS3 curriculum that now focuses on offering more of a models based PE curriculum linked to ME in PE assessment.
After obtaining a first class degree (BA Hons, Physical Education) and a PGCE at the University of Brighton I secured a job in a grammar school in Kent. I am currently in my second year of teaching (2019/2020). I teach girls PE (including dance), GCSE PE (Edexcel), A Level (AQA) and PSHE. I hold no responsibilities at school and devote all my time to ensuring I am setting myself up to be a knowledgeable, passionate, outstanding teacher. I believe this is vital because a good leader is formed from a good teacher! (I think it is important to note, one day, when the time is right, I hope to hold a responsibility!!)
-Core lessons: I have written SOW’s, explored appropriate modes of delivery, brought new sports onto our curriculum (cheerleading) and developed others (dance).
– GCSE: I have worked so hard on both students’ ability to recall knowledge (through various recall activities) but also applying it to the 9 marker. On top of exploring exciting, engaging modes of delivery.
-A level: I specialise in ONE area (content listed below) and only teach year 12 (but not AS we deliver only the full A level). I have written the course outlines, curriculum maps, assessment points as a result of recently changing exam boards.
-Extra curricular: I have set up and delivered a school dance show (soon to be a district dance show- fingers crossed), have a cheerleading and trampolining team that compete: on top of district sports.
…and for all those asking, yes I am also a fitness instructor!…
-A level (information processing, sport and society, skill acquisition)
-GCSE application of knowledge (9 marker)
Email: On request
Currently teaching BTEC Sport Level 2 and 3. Experience of delivering BTEC Sport, A-Level PE and GCSE PE. Previous experience working in secondary schools, colleges and now within a football club. I have a passion for building learner understanding and to discover fresh and innovative ways of delivering high quality lessons to boost learner knowledge through technology, engaging resources and student-led classroom environments.
I started teaching in 1990, since then I’ve taught primary, secondary, community, examined & moderated for AQA, written resources for BBC, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Derbyshire County Council & many others.
Currently I deliver training for various organisations including One Dance UK, People Dancing, the Royal Opera House…
Twitter – @cpringdance