Primary School Sport

Primary School Sport has been operating since 2013 as an outreach programme from St. Peter’s High School in Gloucester. It has developed an outstanding reputation for providing first class sports coaching, competition and support for Primary Schools.

We believe our service is different because of the quality of the people who are involved in our delivery. Coaches are always carefully selected to deliver their specialist sports in your school depending on the age and capabilities of those pupils they will be teaching.
This is not just a business but a passion. Children of primary school age are impressionable and it is our responsibility to make sure that the PE experience they have in school leaves them excited about sport and wanting more.

Aims

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Inspire children to enjoy and want to participate in sport

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Provide the foundations for children to want to participate in sport for life

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Increase the skill-base of children playing sport

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Inspire teachers to see the importance of sport in a child’s development

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Provide knowledge, support, encouragement and qualifications to teachers so they feel more confident in delivering sport

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Help schools satisfy Ofsted criteria with their provision of sport

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Emphasise the qualities that are learnt and nurtured through sport and their importance in the development of the individual; confidence, self-esteem, team-work, leadership, loyalty, fair play, decision-making and problem solving

Our coaches and teachers are...

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Qualified and specialists in their fields

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DBS cleared and Child Protection trained

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First Aid trained

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Punctual and reliable

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Well presented and personable

Meet the Team

Key Personnel
Oliver Duffy

Oliver Duffy

Lead Coach and Event Manager

Oliver is a lead coach with Montagu Academy and is responsible for the delivery of different sports in multiple schools. He holds a number of qualifications across a variety of sports including; a Multi-Skills Level 2, an LTA (UKCC) Level 2 tennis, as well as rugby and football qualifications. Oliver prides himself on being passionate about Health and Fitness as well as having a love for all sports. During his childhood, Oliver played tennis and rugby to an extremely high level. He played for Gloucestershire in both sports and competed across the country. Perhaps the highlight of his junior playing career came in 2009 when he represented St. Peter’s RC High School in both the Daily Mail National Rugby Cup Final at Twickenham as well as the National Schools Tennis Finals – St. Peter’s were runners-up in both competitions. Since his junior days, Oliver has continued to play a high level of tennis whilst also acquiring a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology.

Dave Pointon

Dave Pointon

Quality Assurance & Staff Training

Dave is a former Professional Rugby player (Gloucester RFC) and the former coach of the National league side, Cinderford. Until his retirement he was also the Director of Rugby at the school where he was an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST), St. Peter’s High School. As a coach with St. Peter’s, Dave led the school to the National Daily Mail title in 2006 and to a Runners-up spot in 2009. He is responsible for producing in excess of twenty schoolboy internationals as well as a series of professional players including; Adam Eustace, Marcel Garvey, Ryan Lamb and most notably, current England full international, Charlie Sharples.

Dave will lead all staff training and will monitor the performance of our coaches in Primary Schools.

Allan Hawkins

Allan Hawkins

Lead Coach

Allan holds a Multi-Skills Level 2 qualification, a UEFA B FA Level 3 football qualification and more. His specialist area is football and can teach both goalkeeping and outfield. In addition to working for Montagu Academy, Allan coaches and scouts for West Bromwich Albion FC. He also has his own independent goalkeeping academy which has produced 37 goalkeepers who have gone on to play at professional clubs.

All of our coaches are either qualified PE teachers or hold the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport

The Children love Sports Afternoon, they have a ‘buzz about it – even some children who don’t normally like sports give it a go.

Nikki Duerden

Tuffley Primary

Your team is fab and an asset to the whole programme.

Charlotte Blanch

St. Gregory’s RC Primary, Cheltenham

Very impressive consistency and high expectations (including organization and behaviour of the pupils).

Liam Jordan

St. Mary’s RC Primary, Churchdown

Children have really enjoyed the tennis sessions and the opportunities to take part in an after school club; very high levels of participation.

Tim Cooper

Widden Primary, Gloucester

OUR PROGRAMME

*Montagu Academy is a provider of Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism and the Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership.

These qualifications are to become essential for the delivery of Physical Education in Primary schools.

*MONTAGU ACADEMY IS ALSO A PROVIDER OF THE LEVEL 2 AND 3 CERTIFICATES IN SUPPORTING LEARNING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SCHOOL SPORT, MULTI-SKILLS LEVEL 2 AND A VARIETY OF OTHER ‘SPORT SPECIFIC’ QUALIFICATIONS.