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Springfields Academy PE Department

With ITV showing all of the ‘Rocky’ films recently it inspired me to post about our newest and most exciting School (Academy) – club link.

A recent consultation with our Key Stage 4 pupils led to a decision to invite a local Boxing Club to get involved with the PE curriculum. In the initial meeting with Paul Wilkins from Devizes Amateur Boxing Club  his words rang a lot of bells for me. He said that what he coaches at the Boxing Club is self discipline, respect, perseverance and commitment and he coaches this through the only medium he knows – boxing!

As this is exactly the holistic approach I am seeking to employ in PE at the Springfield’s Academy we made plans to get him in to KS4 PE afternoons. They were able to deliver KS4 PE for a select group of Year 10/11s and for no extra charge stayed…

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Olympics are upon us!

Podium and the Springfields Academy flag ready for the opening ceremony! Very exciting…..,



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Was I Better Today Than Yesterday?

As we are now either one or two weeks back into the 2012 school year I think the above question is a vital one and one we should revisit on  a regular basis.  I would like to use this post to as a platform suggest a few ideas that could help us be the best teachers we can be….

1.  Ask yourself, at the end of every school day ‘What did I learn today?‘  It could be about a brilliant new lesson you delivered or even how you successfully handled a difficult situation with a student or parent.  Make a note of these so you can come back and review them and build on them.

2.  Work ‘ON’ your career as well as ‘IN’ it.  We all know that school weeks flash before our eyes in an instant; teaching a full timetable, using frees to plan lessons and assess; parents’ evenings…

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