Kevin Burnett, Head Teacher, Bathwick Primary School
Active Development has been providing additional sport coaching, teacher INSET and an after-school football club since 2014/15. Our staff have found them to be professional, reliable and focussed on improving the children’s PE skills. The coaches are always on time and well prepared. Staff say the children find the activities engaging and inclusive of all. Class management is very good and the children have respect for the coaches. In addition, Nathan has arranged and overseen inter-school football matches and we know the children will be safe and well-supervised in his care.
Peter George, Deputy Head Teacher, Oldfield Park Infant School
Coach Nathan, Oli, Tyler & Cobi have been teaching PE in our school to cover PPA time in YR, Y1 & Y2 since the beginning of 2014/15. We have been impressed with their commitment to the school and the children. Through the great collaboration we have set up Nathan has ensured that the children are covering our PE Scheme of Work, and the coaches have been willing to adapt and improve it where they feel their expertise fits. They also come in early to set up and make sure they get the children involved in some activity at the end of the lunchtime break twice a week. We’ve used them for some staff CPD so that the teachers are also using this as a chance to improve their practice and pick up some good ideas. The benefit of using Active Development is just as they had promised, the children get the same coaches and they are reliable and most of all the children are making progress in their PE.
Catharine Young, Parent
I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you have done with Evan. I’m sure this had played a big part in him doing well (Successful football trial) and more importantly his confidence and happiness improving in everything. He loves your after-school club sessions and camps and gets so much out of it.
Mark Bradley, Interim Head Teacher, Southdown Primary School
The active development coaches have outstanding subject knowledge. They planned and evaluated every session, had excellent class management and consistently applied our behaviour management policy.
Dieter Cook, Head Teacher, Bishop Sutton Primary School
They have provided a very reliable service of top quality coaching delivered by warm, enthusiastic approachable staff. In addition to regular PPA Cover and an After School Club Nathan organised a fabulous Olympic Celebration Day with great ideas for content, structure and organisation.
Matt Grosvenor Head Teacher, Paulton Junior School
Active Development have made a huge impact on improving the lives of children in Paulton, by providing excellent sporting holiday courses over the past 4 years. The coaches have ensured lively, fun and engaging activities whilst giving the children quality sports coaching at the same time. They have worked very closely with the school, every holiday course has been very popular with the children. Feedback from both parents and children alike has been extremely positive (my own two girls absolutely loved it). I would highly recommend the services provided by Active Development not only because of the professionalism of the staff but also because the organisation was first class: meaning no hassle for us. Perfect! We are all looking forward to the next course that they run here.