Welcome to Sport
Having gained ten years multicontextual sports coaching experience in the UK and abroad, I took up my first full-time teaching post at The Manor Prep School. Immersing myself in the culture of day to day school life whilst studying for a degree in Sport, Coaching and PE provided the perfect practical and academic preparation for my current role as Head of Sport and PE at Gateway.
Here at Gateway we endeavour to ensure that every child leaves the school with the confidence and motivation to actively participate in some, or several forms of physical activity beyond their time in our care.
PE is taught from Early Years through to Year 6 with the emphasis placed on enjoying the active body and developing confidence in moving. Agility, balance and coordination are among the physical skills that are developed through PE but furthermore we seek to develop the whole child by cultivating cognitive, emotional and social skills in keeping with the overall ethos of the school.
We recognise that it can be hugely beneficial to take part in Sport as well as PE and Gateway pupils take part in a wide variety of sports such as football, rugby, netball, cricket and hockey. The style of teaching remains inclusive and teachers focus on the technical and tactical elements of sport, also paying attention to developing respect, scorekeeping, teamwork, resilience and competition.
Tom Butler, Head of Sport and Physical Education