September has brought about the start of a new school year and with it 32 highly enthusiastic KS1 Coaches thanks to the in-service delivered. September’s in-service shed some light into the minds of children, John Morrison enlightened the coaches with his vast knowledge in the area, explaining the importance of correct language and visual stimulation in children’s learning. Mrs P. Mc Bride followed on from this by sharing her experience and knowledge of the curriculum and how to link curricular areas together to allow greater understanding for the children; this left the coaches enthused at the prospect of starting the school term.
New schools, new teachers and new children provide a new challenge for the coaches. Random testing of children’s physical literacy skills has been carried out this month to get a baseline result to ascertain what level the children will be working at. Throughout the school year the coach and school teacher will provide expert coaching to assist in the child’s overall development.
Rhona Torney, Amy Cunningham and Mary Nugent have all come on board as new KS1 coaches.