"Sport is a brilliant tool. We have a lot of Roman children in the school who struggle to fit in with the maths and English lessons but when it comes to music and performance arts, which we’re good at, it’s brilliant. Now we can add sport into the mix, it allows all the children to be able to shine in some way.
The coaches are great. They’re doing the curriculum that I’m asking them to lead. They’re introducing the children to sports they might not have had. We’re actually a really land-locked school in that our place for doing sport outside is really limited. A lot of coaches have come and gone ‘I can’t teach on that.’ The Ipswich Town Foundation coaches have adapted, they’ve worked on it and they’ve built some good links with other organisations so that we can use some other sites if we need to."
Kate Hodgetts, Headteacher at St Helen’s Primary School, Ipswich