“The Castle Point and Rochford School Sport Partnership has been working successfully with Matt for 18 months. In that time he has become a crucial member of our team, supporting the development of high quality PE across a large number of schools. Matt consistently delivers high quality training, observations and feedback to support the ongoing development of staff in schools and within our team Matt is reliable and conscientious, with a very strong professional reputation in our local area.”
Steve Bish, Partnership Development Manager, Castle Point & Rochford School Sport Partnership
“Matt has provided CPD training and mentoring for the past 12 months at Great Totham School. I have found him to be knowledgeable and professional in his approach to the school’s desire to improve PE provision. Using tailor-made programmes for individual teachers has enabled all to gain from Matt’s expertise, from very experienced to newly-qualified teachers.
“Part of Matt’s consultancy has included two separate INSET training sessions focussing on progression within gymnastics and athletics – two areas we had identified as development areas for the school. These INSET days were very successful; feedback from the teaching staff was very positive and many of the practices are now in place during lessons.
“Feedback from teachers and students Matt has worked with has been very positive both regarding skills development and engagement in clubs. As a subject leader, I have found his knowledge of sports and the curriculum invaluable when looking at progression and assessment tools, and feel Matt has added much value to the school’s PE provision.”
Neil Quilter, Year 6 Phase Leader, Great Totham School
“All our young people took part and engaged fully with the team-building sports activities Matt set. He was able to control and manage the participants well, setting clear rules and appropriate behaviours for them to follow, and giving a lot of praise to the young people when they did well.”
Jennifer Galliano, Youth Work Team Leader (Informal Education), Essex Youth Service