Mrs J. Johnson
School Games Organiser
I am the Partnership Manager and School Games Organiser for the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership and have worked in this role since 2011. I started my career in sport with a degree in sport and Exercise science but was not really sure which direction I wanted to go in when I left university. Two years later I found myself as a business manager for McDonalds Restaurants Ltd after following their graduate trainee programme! I quickly realised that this was not the career path that I wished to follow so began some volunteer coaching work whilst completing numerous coaching qualifications. This lead to coaching work in schools and I undertook a variety of sport development roles before becoming a schools competition manager in Cheshire. The senior competition manager role in Lancashire came up shortly after this which I took up until the funding cuts in 2010 when I started working in Hyndburn and Ribble Valley. Outside of work I enjoy lacrosse and netball and love travelling as much as possible. I have a two year old daughter and a one year old Labrador that take up much of my time!
Miss A. Hollingworth
I am a sports coach in Hyndburn and Ribble Valley primary schools and I really enjoy this role. I teach PE during the school day and deliver a variety of after-school clubs. I graduated from Coventry University with a Sports Science degree and have been a sports coach ever since. I am a level two hockey coach and have a variety of level one coaching awards. I have a background in lecturing at FE Colleges, teaching on BTEC Sport and Public Services courses at both Burnley College and Nelson and Colne College. I am also a freelance outdoor instructor with qualifications in archery and kayaking. I currently play 1st team hockey for Clitheroe and Blackburn Northern ladies club. I enjoy cycling, running and training in the gym.
Mrs S. RoscoeAssistant School Games Organiser
I have recently started this role as Assistant Games Organiser in October 2017. Since a young age I was determined to fulfil a career in teaching Physical Education. I began this journey at Edgehill University where I completed a Degree in Sport & Physical Education. This lead onto a PGCE in physical education were I gained my QTS. Since then I fulfilled two PE teaching roles at The Hollins Technology College and Park High School Colne, both positions as a maternity contract. Within my role at Park High I began working in local cluster primary schools as an SSCO. Gaining this experience inspired me to teach whole school primary PE at Foulridge St Michael & All Angels C of E. After 3 years’ experience teaching in a primary setting I decided to make the change to teach here in the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Partnership. Outside of work I enjoy playing netball and spending time with my family and friends.
Miss K Allcott
Teacher of Dance
I studied dance all the way through secondary school before being auditioned and offered a place by the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. I trained there for four years and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Contemporary Dance Performance majoring in my final year in Dance Artists in Education.
After completing my degree I was offered a position as a teaching assistant at an international English school in Kuwait. While there in addition to my classroom-based work I established an extracurricular dance programme for students aged from 2 to 15. With this experience I was encouraged to plan, develop and then lead a foundation stage dance curriculum for the school.
Shortly after, I set off on a six month travelling adventure, which included one month of volunteering in Nepal teaching dance and drama. In addition to the above I have for the last few years worked with the International Theatre Schools Association as an ‘ensemble leader’. This involved creating and leading dance and drama workshops with students from around the world in a variety of venues including the Eden Project and Brussels International middle school.
I started teaching at Accrington Academy in 2014, teaching BTEC Dance/ A Level Dance and GCSE Drama and took up Head of Dance maternity post before being transferred in 2017 to The Hyndburn Academy to set up my own dance department.
I have a love and passion for the performing arts and it's vital to me that we use it within schools to encourage creativity and individuality in the classroom and beyond.
- The organisation and Delivery of level 1, 2 and 3 of the Sainsbury’s School Games across Hyndburn and Ribble Valley
- The organisation and delivery of Primary School Sports Competitions, Inclusion Events and Gifted and Talented Events
- The Delivery of Change 4 Life Sports Clubs to educate children about Health and wellbeing.
- The delivery of Sports Leadership Training
- The delivery of Bikeability training to ensure that children are safe to cycle on the roads
- The delivery of P.E and sport related Continual Professional Development to teachers.
- The deployment of a team of School Sport Specialists to deliver high quality curriculum Physical Education (using the Lancashire Scheme of Work) and work alongside Classroom Teachers and teaching assistants to develop their knowledge and confidence in PE.
- The delivery of after school sports clubs