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PE Teachers from across the county come together to share practice

posted 26 Jun 2017, 03:03 by Daniel Potts

Over 30 PE teachers from across the county came to Greenfield Community College last Thursday evening to take part in the ‘Greenfield PE Teachmeet’ event. The hugely successful evening was designed for teachers to share their good practice and learn from highly skilled classroom practitioners from across the area. Organiser of the Teachmeet and one of the presenters, Greenfields Subject Leader of PE, Martin Butterworth commented ‘This has been an outstanding display of enthusiastic and passionate teachers sharing excellent practice with one another. The teachers in question had already done a full day’s work before they have come here tonight and this further promotes our commitment to improving the educational opportunities for all the students in our schools. Teachers from many different schools within the county attended the evening giving the event a potential reach of over 15,000 students.’  The event was the first subject specific PE Teachmeet within County Durham and Greenfield Community College plans to make this an annual event where we can build on the success of the first year.

This event comes on the back of recent high profile success in the PE department. In February they were awarded the Association for Physical Education Quality Mark, which has become the benchmark and industry standard for high quality, an achievement only three other departments in the county hold. Moreover, it comes only a week after an outstanding annual Sports Presentation Evening and further reinforces OFSTED 2017 where they state ‘there is clear excellence in the teaching of PE’.