Pacesetter delivers sessions in over a hundred schools & nurseries, every week in over 20 sports across Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Leicestershire. Our sports clubs provide parents with a fantastic opportunity to enrol their children into reputable, safe and well-organised clubs providing them with consistency in coaching as well as a helping hand with childcare.
During 2018/19 we have been contracted to cover more sport in our schools. Pacesetter now have experience of the following, taking the workload off PE Subject Leaders internally:
- Inter-house competitions with medals and certificates
- Training and selecting teams for external competitions including admin/letters out to parents
- Managing PE boards with information on clubs, fixtures, results, team sheets and more
- PE/Upskilling, C4L Clubs and Pacesetter extra-curricular clubs
- One off inter school fixtures
- Specialised Year 5/6 PE, planning, designing and delivering their own PE sessions in small groups
- Producing a sporting newsletter each half-term
- Managing equipment and store cupboards (including audits a couple of times a year)
- Working towards and writing the sports mark
- Writing sports premium statements
- Challenges of the month
- Helping to run sports days
PPA PE & Upskilling
Pacesetter can offer tailored PPA sessions to Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2 pupils, bespoke to the schools’ needs. Pacesetter PPA PE programmes look to engage children in the highest quality PE lessons, using trained and reliable coaches. We can also upskill teachers in a variety of different sports. Our coaches can lead the session normally with either a teacher or TA present. We break down the session in the normal way; warm up, skill development, group activity and game. Part of the ‘upskilling process’ is for PE sessions plans to be given to the teacher, either after each session or as a pack at the end. We prefer to practice skills throughout the term, with a general tournament or house competition at the end of each term.
Pre-School & After-School Clubs
Pacesetter are able to offer wrap around core solutions to schools. Clubs include a range of Multi-Sports and sports such as Gymnastics, Dance and Yoga. Also, in a number of schools, we are now contracted to run breakfast clubs. There are options for parent-paying clubs, part-subsidised or fully funded by the school.
We operate differing models during lunchtimes:
We set up various activities on the playground and engage with as many pupils as possible to make sure lunchtime is an active time which allows children to take part in activities that we facilitate. This is not a technical coaching session, more a drop-in session to work in line with lunch sittings. Some schools have specific year groups they want to target and therefore have registers. Common feedback from schools is that having more of a structured lunchtime significantly reduces instances of poor behaviour on the playground.
This option allows for a bit more flexibility – perhaps a session specific to Pupil Premium children, or a Gifted & Talented Club, a Fitness Club or alternatively a club that works with children requiring preparation for tournaments.
Fully Trained Staff
All of our coaching team are qualified to deliver coaching sessions, including the Intermediate Primary Gymnastics Award which is a qualification endorsed by British Gymnastics. Each member of staff is DBS checked, insured and has undertaken appropriate paediatric first aid, safeguarding and behaviour management training. We follow Safer Recruitment paractices by ensuring member of staff undertake Teacher Prohibition checks and sign Staff Disqualification Discolsure forms. They all receive a lot of internal training and observations too so are well drilled!