Sports Coach

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To teach the necessary skills children need to develop in physical education and progress to their full potential.
  • To assess children accurately and use this assessment to aid next steps in future learning.
  • To ensure children are safe at all times and all necessary risks are managed appropriately.

Meet Our Sports Coach

 Mr L Forgione

PPA Overview

PPA cover is the time allocated to teachers to plan, prepare and assess children's learning. At Milefield PPA time is covered by a qualified sports coach who teaches the children a variety of PE skills.

Delivery of PE

At Milefield PE is fun, exciting and active. PE is delivered for two hours per week by a qualified sports coach.  All lessons are planned and delivered to Ofsted guidelines for an outstanding lesson. Each lesson also follows the schools curriculum plan to maintain organisation and structure. Lessons are delivered in a positive learning environment in order for pupils to have the best chance of progression.

Early Years Foundation Stage -  sports coaches follow the EYFS framework teaching children the skills they need to achieve the early learning gols at the end of foundation stage.

In Key stage 1 and 2 sports coaches teach in accordance with the National Curriculum.


Disco Dough

Every day a selection of children take part in a ‘Disco Dough’ session this involves putting on some pop music and doing various exercises with the dough in time to the music. The idea is that this will strengthen the childrens fine motor skils and aid them in holding and controlling a pencil correctly. Our ‘Disco Dough’ sessions take part each morning in the hall.

Jump Ahead

Jump Ahead is an intervention we use with KS1 and some KS2 children. It is aimed at children with poor motor co-ordination skills and involves a variety of activities and games that help children develop skills in coordination, concentration, balance and gross and fine motor development. Our jump ahead sessions take part each morning in the hall.


Gifted and Talented

At Milefield we are always on the lookout for future sports stars. Teachers work closely with parents and sports coaches to highlight children with exceptional skills in different areas of PE. We work hard to tailor all PE sessions to meet the needs of the child through are setting of children. We also provide advice to parents about sport opportunities outside school that may be beneficial to their child.


Extra- Curricular Activities

At milefield we provide a wide variety of extra-curricular sports activities such as:

  • Dodgeball

  • Dance

  • Gymnastics

  • Football

  • Rugby


Our school football team will be taking part in tournaments/competitions at Barnsley Football Club in the upcoming months.


When children enter Year 4 they are given the opportunity to access swimming lessons . The swimming lessons take part in February and last for 15 weeks. Children really look forward to their weekly swimming lesson.