Stephanie Jones BA (Hons); PGCE

  • Kuwait City State of Kuwait

Primary PE Coordinator - The British School of Kuwait

Summary

A passionate, motivated and organised individual, who thrives on challenge.  My main aim as a PE Teacher is to instill a life long love of physical activity in every student I teach.  I am a very diverse teacher who uses many different styles and approaches to enable students to experience success. 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

Primary PE Coordinator

The British School of Kuwait

- Leading a team of seven teachers, two teaching assistants and 2 CrossFit coaches to deliver high quality PE and extra curricular sessions to the students of BSK.

- Restructured the assignment of classes, to allow for further improvement in achievement.

- Redesigned the curriculum rotations to make better use of facilities and lesson time throughout the academic year.

- Directed the implementation of teacher observations and progress management within the team.

- Coordinated the Primary PE budget in conjunction with the Secondary PE Coordinator.

- Lead teacher for GCSE PE.  Improved the pass rate of the current 2014/2015 GCSE PE cohort.

- Coordinated the logistical aspects of the U13 BSME Games, host in Kuwait by BSK.  My role was to plan the layout of equipment and use of space at each of the venues we used; deliver this to the lead coach; communicate with travelling and local schools to ensure they had all the information they needed regarding each event; plan and lead the Girl's Netball and Girl's Football events and organise the closing ceremony presentation.

- Organised the Primary Sports Days which take place over a week long period.  This involves liasions with SLT, transport, venues, teaching staff and parents.

- Established a 'This Girl Can' event which invites all female students and staff to participate in sporting events which emphasises the importance of involvement and opportunities within sport.

- Established a successful Ski Trip to Switzerland, in February 2015. A second trip will be running in February 2016.

- Head coach of the U13, U15 and Open Age Girl's Netball teams; Head coach for the KFSAC and ISACK Swimming Teams.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2014

Assistant Director of Sport (Primary)

The British School of Kuwait

- Redesigned the Primary Sports Days to use an external venue, to support the increased number of students.

- Established a Primary Sports Council, which enables students to voice their opinions on their PE lessons and Sport at BSK.

- Established InterHouse Sporting Competitions for Primary students.  The main focus, allowing every student the opportunity to be involved in the sporting community at BSK.

- Established the BSK Sports Awards Evening, an evening which invites students from the sports teams to showcase their talents and receive the recognition they deserve.

- Introduced a Primary VLE, which provides a key bank of information for parents and students to access regularly.

- NQT mentor.

- Class tutor, supporting a tutor group through their first year at BSK.  Ensuring they were fully prepared and equipped for each school day, monitoring behaviour and attendance and providing students with a supportive environment where they feel confident and independent.

- Lead teacher on the Middle East Unity Cup Dubai, Swimming Competition.

- Designed and implemented a charity netball tournament, to raise money for Breast Cancer.

- Head coach of the U13, U15 and Open Age Girl's Netball teams; Head coach for the KFSAC and ISACK Swimming Teams.

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012

PE Teacher

Ladybridge High School

PE Teacher,: Bolton, UK

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Youth Group Worker

Signpost Young Carers
Youth Group Worker,: UK Teaching Assistant,: UK August 2008-July 2010

Education

Education
2010 - 2011

PGCE 11-16 Secondary Physical Education with QTS

Edge Hill University

My PGCE immersed me in the very latest teaching and learning pedagogies. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further deepen my own subject knowledge.

2005 - 2008

BA (Hons)

Edge Hill University

Through innovative practical and theoretical delivery, the programme immerses you in a range of relevant themes, including physical activity and health, children’s growth and movement, psychology for physical education and school sport, contemporary issues in policy and practical teaching, and special educational needs and disabilities in a physical education and school sport context.

2001 - 2004

A Level

Aquinas College

Physical Education - B; Psychology - B; English Literature - D; AS Level Human Biology - C

Sep 1996 - Jul 2001

GCSE

Priestnall School

Mathematics - B; English Literature and Language - B; Science (Double Award) - B; Physical Education - B; Geography - B; Design and Technology - B; French - C

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2015 - Present

CrossFit Kids Trainer

CrossFit

Participants learn techniques to overcome the unique challenges of teaching kids CrossFit methodology, as well as how a CrossFit Kids program can help build one's affiliate.  Topics covered include neurological development as it relates to exercise, weightlifting, health and safety, programming, teaching styles, class structure, and kids games. Throughout the course, participants learn how to pair fitness with fun – which is essential in promoting a lifetime of fitness. 

Mar 2015 - Present

CrossFit L1 Trainer

CrossFit

The Level 1 provides introductory education on the fundamental principles and movements of CrossFit. It is structured to meet two goals: 1) Provide attendees the knowledge to better use CrossFit methods for themselves; and 2) Provide attendees an initial and foundational education to begin training others using CrossFit.

Jun 2015 - Present

First Aid

The British School of Kuwait

The course equips the attendee with the skills to understand and administer the basic techniques and skills to implement in emergency situations.