Matalan Top Sport Training Hits the Mark

Teachers and teaching assistants from ten schools in the Dales & High Peak attended the Matalan Top Sport Training for Key Stage 2 pupils in November.

Steve Redgrave St Josephs Matlock RDSSP

Sir Steve Redgrave, Top Sport Launch launch, St Josephs Matlock, summer 2012

The day flew past with the tutor from Leeds Met University, Paul Ogilvy, supported by Highfields School Sport Coordinator, Jayne Allen, talking the group through the Matalan sponsored resource pack of activity cards.

The ideas for small games and activities which develop core movement skills such as balance, speed and co-ordination were welcomed enthusiastically by the group.

St Josephs Matlock Matalan RDSSPComments in the feedback were overwhelmingly positive providing evidence that this course clearly hits the mark in supporting school to deliverer high quality curriculum PE:

“Clear calm explanations with excellent resources.”

“Clear objectives, fun, interactive.”

“Practical activities with input from all parties. Lots of fun!”

“I enjoyed working through the cards because sometimes I can get confused! Great to see them in action.  I learnt a lot about STEP and am more equipped to differentiate.”

“Excellent demonstration of how to use cards and questioning. Good balance of practical and taught.”

“Great approach and concise advice and strategies.” 

St Josephs, Matalan Top Sport

Students from St Josephs primary school, enjoying training for KS2 programme “Matalan Top Sport” launch attended by Sir Steve Redgrave, summer 2012

“Very relaxed friendly delivery made for a relaxing and enjoyable day.” 

“Very good, clear communication. Great ideas with an enthusiastic tutor.”

“Very friendly, clear teaching and outcomes, even adults need praise which was given. Fun activities. Learnt a lot, questioning useful!”

“Enjoyable course, not put on the spot if felt uncomfortable. Got to know people without ice-breakers!!”

“Made to feel very secure and valued – what I did counted.”

“Friendly, positive delivery, interesting ideas to take away and apply.”

“Can’t fault anything, superb.”

We are looking to run this course again in the Summer Term so please email Janice ( or Eliot ( if you would like staff from your school to attend this training.

The course and resources are free to SSP affiliated schools.

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