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    Paul Ryan

    Partnership Development Manager / SGO Tupton

    With twenty-two years experience of teaching physical education and school sport and coaching at grass roots, development and elite levels of sport, Paul started out at as a secondary PE teacher.

    He worked at two Specialist Sports Colleges before turning his attention towards primary education. As a School Sport Coordinator within a large SSP, Paul found a passion for working with children aged 5-11 and began supporting a number of colleagues and schools to developing their primary PE offer. He left full time teaching to establish a teaching and sports coaching business, working with over 25 schools across Yorkshire and Derbyshire. He maintained a strong link to his teaching roots throughout this time, ensuring that he was still regularly at the chalk face.

    Paul began a new chapter in his career when he returned to PE full time in February 2013. He embarked upon a transformational change within a large junior school as the PE Lead, embedding PE, school sport and physical activity as key drivers and strengths of the school. He achieved consecutive bronze, silver and three gold School Games Mark awards, achieved recognition as a Centre of Sporting Excellence with Yorkshire Sport, gained selection as one of only four primary schools in England to be involved in the Youth Sport Trust Innovation Schools Network and one of only six primary schools involved in the YST Ambassador Schools programme. Paul was involved in an innovative research project with Exeter University and the YST utilising his pedagogical approach to improving attitudes to editing and improving writing using PE as the vehicle to drive change. His work featured as an example of good practice in the YST national publication.

    Paul is currently an ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust as one of their carefully selected PE Lead CatalYSTs and works on various consultation panels with other key stakeholders such as the Youth Sport Trust, Sport England, The Football Association, Department for Culture Media and Sport, The Department for Education and Ofsted.

    Having spent a career in teaching, Paul brings empathy, passion and experience to the partnership. His knowledge of teaching and learning, whole school impact, assessment for learning, cognitive science and a clear vision and drive to advocate, champion and influence will benefit all those who engage with the new organisation.

    Telephone: 01246 565825

    Mobile: 07864 980467

    Email: [email protected]

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    Sarah Campbell

    Leadership & Physical Activity Officer / SGO Chesterfield

    Sarah joined the team in 2013 as Leadership and Physical Activity Officer. She is in charge of the leadership and physical activity programmes run by the partnership, including Young Ambassadors, Mini Leaders and the Leadership Academy.

    Having graduated with a BSc in Sport Development with Coaching from Sheffield Hallam University, Sarah dedicates much of her time to improving the lives of young people through sport.

    Sarah also volunteered in South Africa for 3 months and then at the London Olympics in 2012. She is a keen netball player, running the Chesterfield Junior Netball Club and playing for three different teams.

    Telephone: 01246 565825

    Mobile: 07734 981000

    Email: [email protected]

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    Liam Bucknall

    Events & Leadership Officer

    Having recently graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a First Class Honours in BSc Sport Coaching, Liam has joined the team after working for the North East Derbyshire School Sport Partnership during the summers of 2018 and 2019.

    With 5 years experience of working with young people, Liam joins after holding the position of Head Rugby Coach for Ruggereds North East Derbyshire since 2016. Liam is extremely passionate about sport, physical activity and working with children and young people, his main motivation is making young people not only more physically active, but also better people through sport.

    Having previously worked for the North East Derbyshire SSP, Liam has been responsible for planning and coordinating mass participation events such as the annual dance platform and Change for Life festival. He has also been involved with community sport having being the Head Coach for Dronfield Rugby U7s in 2018/19, a role which gave him a huge amount of satisfaction seeing young players develop and grow throughout the season. A keen sportsman, Liam played every sport on offer to him growing up. He now plays the unusual sport of Korfball and has participated in national tournaments for the Sheffield Hallam University team.

    Liam brings with him a huge amount of enthusiasm and passion for sport and physical activity. His drive and motivation to ensure all children and young people have positive experiences in sport will benefit all who engage with him.

    Telephone: 01246 565825

    Mobile: 07714751053

    Email: [email protected]

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    India Hollingworth

    School Sport & Inclusion Officer

    India is a new full time addition to the team but has been working and gaining experience with the partnership for the last two summers. Her role has grown, seeing her coordinate and deliver our summer events calendar. Fresh from graduating from Leeds Beckett University with a BA Honours in Sport Development, India is now a permanent member of the team and ready to bring her knowledge, energy and enthusiasm to the partnership.

    India currently holds two voluntary roles with the Youth Sport Trust working as a Team Leader at the national Girls Active Camps and Girls Football Youth Leadership Camp. India has been trained and works as a Young Event Host at many of the YST national and regional conferences and has received much praise for her public speaking.

    India's passion is athletics and is a Level 3 National Technical Official with British Athletics, officiating at national and international events. These include the IAAF and IPC World Championships in London (2017) and the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham (2018).

    Telephone: 01246 565825

    Mobile: 07377045975

    Email: [email protected]

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    Liz Richards

    Physical Education Specialist and Mentor

    Since graduating with a B.Ed. Hons in Human Movement Studies & Music as a subsidiary in 1984, Liz has had 35 years of teaching experience. Having become Head of Girls PE in 1987 & teaching both subjects in secondary schools within the county for 20 years, Liz took on the SSCO role with the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership in 2004. More recently, Liz works as a PE Lead Teacher and Mentor for the Partnership, working alongside teachers in primary schools to help promote the delivery of high quality PE lessons.

    Liz has also been involved in county schools netball since 1985 and is still an active member of the DSSA Netball committee. A talented sportswoman, Liz has represented her county in athletics, tennis and netball & selected for England netball trials at U18 and U21 levels.

    Telephone: 01246 565825

    Mobile: 07864 980469

    Email: [email protected]

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