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Meet our 4 Physical Development teachers

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Alistair Crawford

Specialist Physical Development

I currently lead two Specialist Teaching School’s in Derby and am very lucky to work with the most inspiring students, families and colleagues. Sport is a great passion of mine and I enjoy working with local, regional and national partners to develop inclusive opportunities for students to participate, compete and enjoy the wide ranging benefits sport and exercise can bring. A career highlight to date was supporting 3 students with additional needs to compete as equals in a mainstream triathlon.....this really helped to challenge perceptions and raise aspirations as to what our students are able to achieve.

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Mark Dolan

Specialist Physical Development

I trained in Secondary PE seven years ago before quickly moving over to Special Education. I am currently head of PE in a Specialist Secondary School in Sheffield. I am a middle leader and the faculty lead for creative subjects including Music, Drama and Art. I am also the lead teacher for Outdoor Education and run the Duke of Edinburgh Award, alongside being a Specialist Leader in Education with an expertise in sensory circuits, delivering training across Sheffield Primary Schools. I always strive to give the students the best opportunities, seeing them achieve to the highest of their ability, creating memorable moments through physical activity and the great outdoors.

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Stevie Foster

All Phases Physical Development

I am a SENCO and Lead Practitioner for SEN in Leeds. I have worked with children with SEN of all ages for the past 15 years. Originally I trained and worked as a primary teacher. I have been practising yoga for 30 years and trained as a yoga teacher 10 years ago. I love to use yoga as a way to help myself and others to relax and enjoy life to the full.

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Simon Higgins

Specialist Physical Development

I am currently Head of PE and Sport working within a Special School, I have worked with children between the ages of 3 - 19 years old with different PMLD needs. My favourite part of my job is interactions with children and seeing progress within PE. I thrive on seeing my students enjoy their sport.