Brad was a former professional cricketer. Played for Sussex and Somerset CCC the picture above is his 1st First Class wicket I.T. Botham not a bad way to start!
Curriculum Time - CPD PE - PPA Cover - PE Support
Support Occupational Therapy - Lunch & After school clubs
Tournaments & Competitions
PE & Sport Proposal Our objective is to make PE inclusive, fun, engaging and challenging. In doing this we will also raise standards, increase participation and enable the child to be the best they can possibly be. Having been a PE Lead in one of the largest primary schools in the country (St Georges) and taught in a school rated Outstanding by Ofsted (St Bridget's) I feel I can make a real impact in your school.
Brad Donelan - ECB Level 3 Cricket Coach - British Gymnastics Intermediate Teachers Award - RFU Level 1 Rugby Coach - Hockey Leadership Coaching Course - Sports Coach UK Multi-skill inclusion - Sports Coach UK Fundamentals of Movement - National Coaching foundation - Fuelling performers - Managing severely allergic pupils in school - Emergency First Aid qualified - Level 1 signs & symptoms of child abuse and child protection policies and procedures.
Positions held: - Commercial Manager in two independent school’s (Uppingham & Birkenhead School) - Professional cricketer for 11 years, Level 3 coach for 9 years. - PE Lead in one of the largest primary schools in the country St Georges (Wallasey) and a PE teacher in a school that was graded Outstanding by Ofsted St Bridgets (West Kirby). - Taught over 5,800 PE lessons to F1 - Yr6 Please find below what I am able to offer your school with regards to whole school PE: - F1 – Yr6 - PPA - CPD Staff & Apprentice Development - Occupational Therapy support - School Games accreditation - School / Cluster Tournaments
In April 2019, the government have promised schools the same level of investment with the Sugar Tax to tackle childhood obesity. By 2020 one in three children aged 2 – 15yrs will be classed as obese. That's ten children in every class of thirty. In partnership with your school Action Kids Courses can work to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision.
Curriculum Time & PPA support Having delivered over 5,800 PE lessons to children in KS1 & KS2 on the Wirral over the last 9 years you can be assured that you get a quality coach that has experience in delivering engaging and appropriate sessions to both infants and juniors. Having worked in a large number of primary schools on the Wirral covering the very different social economic backgrounds has enabled me to plan and deliver sessions that meet the needs of the mixed ability and behaviours of the pupils I teach. Good behaviour management strategies maintain an excellent level of discipline and rewards enable a fun and stimulating learning environment.
Testimonials: Mr Neil Le Feuvre – St Bridget’s Primary School (West Kirby) "Brad Donelan has worked in St. Bridget's for the last five years. During this time he has shown himself to be a highly skilled, professional and reliable multi-sports coach. He supports all levels of children effectively and knows all of the children he teaches by name. He also takes a full part in the planning, assessment and reporting of the PE curriculum. His skill, knowledge and passion for sport would be an asset in any school."
Mr Tony Lacey – CEO Oak Tree Multi Academy Trust “Brad Donelan is an excellent coach of a range of sports, including gymnastics, cricket and rugby. He is very professional, and has excellent behaviour management skills. He covers PPA very effectively, and is well-planned and resourced for every session. The children have made excellent progress in all the sports he coaches due to his high quality coaching. His after-school clubs are well planned and the children love the sessions. I would recommend Brad for any PE support in school.
Anand Srivastara - Parent of two boys that attend my cricket academy "We have struck gold with Brad. Quite impressed with his well focused training sessions. His ability to focus on individual abilities of boys and nourish them to excellence is outstanding. Using perfect blend of experience, techniques and technology Brad brings best out of all. What has impressed me further is his focus on fitness and postures which has not only helped new comers but enhanced skills of existing players. Both my sons have excelled under his guidance and are becoming a well trained sports person. I recommend Pro Cricket Academies to all those who either professionally or out of passion want to excel in the game. Under Brad it the best place to go."
Others on request: Ms Jen Bushell - Headteacher Raeburn Primary School (Bromborough) Gareth Elswood - Executive Headteacher St Chrysostom’s Primary School (Manchester) Emily Morris - Headteacher Eastway Primary School (Leasowe) Louise Grant - Deputy Headteacher Christchurch CofE School (Moreton)
I pride myself on becoming a member of the school staff team and integrate well in the staff room. Lesson plans are detailed and the teacher gets an overview and feedback of every lesson to see who has achieved and exceeded the objectives as well as who may require further support. I also give four awards out each lesson to those children that have given their best and worked hard.
Areas covered for both F1 & F2: Development Matters Assessment F1 to reach 30 – 50m by end of year F2 to meet the Early Learning Goals
Areas covered for both KS1 & KS2: Sports: Football, cricket, tennis, badminton, basketball, netball, tag rugby, hockey including both quicksticks and uni-hoc, athletics running, jumping, throwing, dodge ball & handball.
Gymnastics: Development of functional use of limbs, stretching curling & arching, travelling, rolling, bridges, flight, spinning and turning, balance, jumping, landing, routines, counter balance & counter tension.
This service includes:
Detailed weekly lesson plans
Assessment after every lesson detailing who has achieved, exceeded or needs further support.
Four reward certificates per lesson for children that have worked hard and made good progress.
Benchmarking – Baseline assessments at the start of term in Sept to gauge pupil’s ability. Repeated at the end of each term to track progress. Three times a year.
Yearly PE report as required.
Half termly report if required.
Regular meet with SMT to ensure the quality of the service.
Improve pupils performance for all abilities
Use of video analysis to ensure children get visual feedback on their performance
Pictures and videos taken during PE lessons to be placed in the PE folder on the share drive and used as evidence for Ofsted.
Provide professional development for teachers & teaching assistants In a number of schools across the Wirral I have delivered Continued Professional Development for teachers and teaching assistants. These have been delivered in areas that have been identified as a weakness. Team teaching initially and getting the teacher to have an active role in my sessions allows them to build confidence and develop their skills. This allows them to deliver engaging and more challenging PE lessons and leads to up skilling individuals.
Deliver or support Occupational Therapy programmes targeting most vulnerable children. I have worked closely with the SEN co-ordinator to put together a programme that meets the needs of the most vulnerable children within a school. This is based on the ABC (Assessment Battery for Children) assessment. Termly testing takes place to monitor individuals and track progress. Stations are set-up using a variety of equipment that help the children develop:
Pelvic & Shoulder Girdle Stability Hand & Mobility Strength Co-ordination and balance Strengthen core stability Strength and conditioning of various muscle groups Fine gross motor control
INSET to develop school staff confidence and knowledge I am also able to run interactive INSET days / half days targeting any area of PE mentioned above in the sections highlighted as Sports,Gymnastics, Outdoor Adventurous Activities. These can cater for staff in both KS1 & KS2.
Provide lunchtime games and physical activities I am able to offer a wide selection of sports and activities for KS1 & KS2 as extra-curricular activities (lunch and after school). These sessions could be geared to preparing a team for a tournament or targeted at a particular year group. I have previously run a mini Olympics during lunchtime where over the course of a half term everyone in the school completes a serious of physical tests and gets a score.
Competitions and games: Run competitive competitions internally within the school using the school’s house system. Finishing each half term with a tournament. Liaise with schools in the cluster to develop school competitions.
With my motivation, enthusiasm and acting as a positive role model in schools I am sure I will:
Increase participation in sport
Develop healthy lifestyles
Develop, effective planning and assessment of core skills
Audit existing PE and sport provision
Action plan for improvement to provision
Offer outdoor adventurous activities
Offer lunch & after school sporting activities
Currently teaching in:
Raeburn Primary School
Christchurch CofE School (Moreton)
Have also previously taught in:
Mount Primary in Wallasey,
Church Drive in Port Sunlight
Holy Spirit in Leasowe
St Albans in Liscard.
Sacred Heart in Moreton.
Worked for the Cheshire Oaks School Sports Partnership in a large number of schools across Cheshire.
Schools Pricing/costs Every schools individual needs are different so please call for a meeting and we can discuss the needs of your school and price it accordingly.