Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Sports Leaders

Sports Leaders Training- Friday 11th November

The Sports Leaders ‘Playmakers’ training took place on Friday 11th November which was organised and run by Mrs Pain for Sprint PE. The 28 Sports Leaders were split into two groups with Friday being group one’s training with group two training in the coming weeks. The Sports Leadership activities help the pupils learn how to be successful Sports Leaders. Pupils took part in training around the 4 key principles of PACE. Participation, Area, Communication and Equipment. The children learnt about these key principles and for each specific area took part in both written and practical activities which involved a number of different tasks incorporating the principle of PACE.

Next week the Sports Leaders (Playmakers) begin their lunchtime activities on the infant, keys playgrounds and Junior Playground whilst being supported by the schools teaching assistants. The Leaders will be working on the playgrounds on a Monday and Friday and will continue to have training on a Tuesday lunch with Mrs Pain from Sprint PE between 12.30-1pm in the Junior Hall.


There are 3 mini groups of 4-5 pupils. The pupils will be:


Group 1






Group 2






Group 3







The table shows on what day the sports leaders will be running their activities, the sport their doing, the year group they’ll be working with and the maximum numbers of pupils they will be leading.









Group 1 (Junior Play)



Year 5


Group 3 (Junior play)



Year 5


Group 2 (Keys Play)



Year 4


Group 1 (Keys Play)



Year 3


Group 3(Infant Play)


Sports Carousel

Year 1


Group 2 (Infant play)


Benchball (Lines)

Year 2



The sports leaders will be working on:


Junior playground- Supporting the TA’s (Sports Leader led)

Keys playground- Planning and delivering inclusive games

Infant playground- Planning and delivering inclusive games


During their training the Sports Leaders captured different elements of their day which they’ve highlighted in the pictures below and through their written reports. The pupils worked in the hall doing group activities before going outside to deliver their own activities similar to what they’ll be doing on the playgrounds.



  Each pupil had a go a developing their participation skills and learnt about keeping actives moving and fun when delivering a skill. They learnt about the importance of organising, making sure pupils knew what they are doing and where they must stand.


Pupils worked as a team and supported each other when discussing the importance of making sure the working area was safe so all participants could have fun throughout the activities.


Communication was really important and pupils worked in groups highlighting the importance of being understood and ensuring that participants knew what they were doing, when leaders wanted them to do it and how it needed to be demonstrated successfully with good communication.



Equipment was really important and the leaders took their time to organise their activities using the available equipment in the best way possible so that participants could do the activity safely and have fun.


Here’s what the pupils said about their day:

Pupil 1

In the playmakers sessions we have been taught to be independent and able to teach others. On each day, we teach a new year group basic skill to work on their sport abilities. Depending on their year group, the skills set changes. We try and build their confidence and ability to play the game we set. This could be netball, basketball or even dodge ball but we are working on our own fun game for them to play.


Pupil 2

When we’re training to become a playmaker, we got given booklets to fill out. In the booklets, we all had to answer questions on what pace means.

Pace means P = participate A = area C = communication and E = equipment.

In each section, we played a game to understand what everything meant. At the end of the booklet, we had to fill out what we liked and what we wanted to get better at. When the session finished, we concluded what we had learnt and what we were best at.



Pupil 3

In the playmaker training, we got to plan are own activity and teach it to the other members. For example we taught a circuit with football, egg + spoon, basketball and running races. We had to use PACE which means:

P = participate A = area C = communication and E = equipment.

In the future, we will teach various sports in P.E such as dodgeball or maybe bench ball.



Pupil 4

When doing the playmakers course, Mr Levett and Miss Pain taught us fun games that at the same time were quite different. As well as games, we learnt what PACE stood for. We learnt how to split up teams equally and fairly based on ability. In my opinion, I had lots of fun and I will hope to have even more in the future. We will teach younger years on the playground in break and let them play new games and make new friends.

In the play makers course, as well as teaching each other new skills, we had to fill in an information sheet which was finished by the end. I met new people on the way and everything was a new experience for me. When filling in the question sheet, we were asked what PACE stood for,

P = participate A = area C = communication and E = equipment.

We also had to answer how you would sort them in ability and how many there are. Some questions we could answer at the start, some at the end of the PACE makers course.


Well done to all the Sport Leaders on an excellent days training.


As we come to the end of Term 2 the Sports Leaders have been reflecting on their leadership activities on the playground at lunchtimes. The leaders have enjoyed applying PACE to their activities with the different year groups on Mondays and Fridays particularly organising, referring and communicating with the pupils to make the games fun and enjoyable. Here are some pictures of the Sports Leaders in action on the lead up to the Christmas break.