Shane German – School Games Organiser
I am the School Games Organiser and North Somerset Schools Primary Physical Association (NSSPEA) Lead Practitioner. My role is to support the delivery of the School Games and NSSPEA work priorities. School Games is the legacy programme that was born out of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with an explicit aim of increasing access to meaningful and high quality competition for pupils aged 7-16. As School Games continues to evolve, there is an new focus on broadening competitive opportunities to ensure more children have access to ability appropriate activity (The Principles of Competition), as well as a new focus on 30 active minutes (linked to the obesity strategy), ‘move more, sit less’. In addition, I support the day to day delivery of NSSPEA competitions, festivals and events, working alongside a network of passionate and committed PE coordinators, coaches and supporting professionals. The PE Association was established in 2012 and is an association led by its members. The NSSPEA provides an extensive calendar of competitions, festivals and events, catering for pupils aged 4-11, as well as offering professional development opportunities for school colleagues. I am privileged to be able to support the day to day work of the NSSPEA and enjoy nothing more than seeing young people enjoy the opportunities to participate in our many calendared events.
James Marshall – Chair
I have worked in the sports coaching industry for 14 years and for 10 of those years I have also acted as P.E Coordinator at St Martin’s Primary School. I have been involved with NSSPEA since 2013 first as as P.E Coordinator then as Vice Chair before taking on the role of Chair for the last 4 years. I am passionate about the NSSPEA and its work within North Somerset supporting and delivering sports opportunities to thousands of children.
Becky Matthews – Vice Chair
I have been a member of NSSPEA for six years and for the last two years I have been Vice Chair of the association. I currently teach Year 6 at Wrington C of E Primary School. Our school has benefited from being a part of the association by receiving CPD for staff, having access to resources and by providing the children with the opportunity to take part in a variety of competition against schools from all over North Somerset and in different locations. The breadth and inclusivity of festivals and competition that the association provides at all levels, allows the children to access sports and activities which all schools would not necessarily be able to provide. Through the association, the children have been exposed to the School Game Values and the association has helped to promote an active and healthy life style in all schools.
Ella Sims – Treasurer
I am currently a Year 6 teacher at Golden Valley School. I have also been the PE Subject Leader for the last six years which has enabled me to develop the scope and quality of PE provision across the school with the fantastic support of the NSSPEA. Our school teams have attended many of the NSSPEA events, both competitive and inclusive, whilst our staff team has also benefited from the CPD training on offer, to enhance their confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons within school. For the past two years, I have held the role of NSSPEA treasurer and been involved in the regular meetings with colleagues from other schools across North Somerset.
Kim Hazeldine – Secretary
I have worked in education for many years, 22 as a teacher in primary and secondary schools in the West of England. For 9 of those years I was deputy head in a primary school in South Gloucestershire.
I also worked for ten years for the local authority as the strategic lead for sport and physical activity.
In 2011 I became a director of Action 1st and started delivering on a self employed basis.
In 2012 I supported North Somerset in developing a PE Association to take over from the successful School Sports Partnership. I have enjoyed working with local schools since it’s inception in 2013.