How our pupils Grow, Achieve, Believe and Succeed in PE at Parkland.
Our pupils understand that PE and School Sport is not about being the best, it’s about being the best version of themselves…
All pupils have access to a broad range of physical activities and experiences, which are inclusive for all and cultivates resilience, raises aspirations, deepens subject knowledge and grows confidence and enjoyment. They regularly work in teams, sharing ideas and can use constructive criticism to evaluate their own and peers’ work, demonstrating respect towards each other, regardless of gender, ability or background. They can be gracious in both success and defeat and learn to manage and regulate their emotions in the process.
All pupils have the opportunity within the curriculum and extra-curricular offer to develop their physical skills within competitive and non-competitive situations. They are able to make progress at their own pace, enjoy challenging themselves and are proud of their achievements.
Aspirations are raised through the range of opportunities on offer to extend pupils’ knowledge of further prospects such as volunteering, community clubs and future employment opportunities. They consistently work on developing their confidence, and self-beliefthrough challenging tasks, independent learning, personal challenges and leadership activities.
By focusing on developing the ‘whole child’ using key transferrable skills: (following rules, social interaction, taking turns, speaking and listening and leadership) and by educating them on healthy, active lifestyles prepares our pupils to become good citizens. These skills can then be drawn upon in the transition to high school and throughout their lives to help them succeed.
Meet The Team
Before coming to Parkland I worked for various sports coaching and development organisations around Leicestershire and Warwickshire. Since graduating from Bournemouth University with a degree in Sports Psychology and Coaching Sciences I have completed a variety of coaching qualifications in many different sports, including football, cricket, badminton, basketball and tag rugby. The sport I am most passionate about is football and I have used my FA Level 2 qualification to coach football in both the United States and Australia.
I love to spend the majority of my free time either playing or watching sport. During the winter I play Sunday league football for a local team in Oadby, whilst in the summer I play cricket for Broomleys CC. I also play badminton and squash at least once a week, as well as going for a few runs! When not playing sport I can usually be found watching Leicester City as I’m a huge foxes fan!
I love working at Parkland because it’s great being able to encourage children to enjoy a wide variety of different sports and activities. The best thing about sport is that it is inclusive and that everybody can take part!
Mrs F. Ellis
Before coming to Parkland I taught at a secondary school in Derbyshire for 7 years, teaching core PE, GCSE and BTEC Dance and GCSE Drama. Before going into teaching, I gained a BA Hons degree in Dance and Professional Practice from Coventry University, I then went onto complete my teacher training through the University of Derby and gained Qualified Teacher Status.
I have been involved in gymnastics since the age of 5 and competed to regional level in artistic gymnastics for Ratae Gymnastics Club, until I hung my leotard up at the grand old age of 21! Alongside my gymnastics training I started as a volunteer coach, working with children aged 3-16. I then qualified to become a level 3 women’s artistic coach, level 1 rhythmic coach, competition judge and disability in sport coach.
I am passionate about raising the profile of PE and sport and making lessons and clubs fun and inclusive so that everyone can enjoy them! I also have a real interest in the development of fine and gross motor skills and how it links to improvement of academic progress, behaviour and concentration.
Outside of school, I stay active by going to zumba classes, the gym and walking my dog and am a Leicester City season ticket holder. My favourite curriculum areas to teach are dance, gymnastics, netball, cricket and athletics.