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Grass Roots Sports

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PPA Provision

PPA cover and CPD for primary schools across the North East

Grass Roots provide quality PPA cover and CPD to many primary schools across the North East.

Benefits of using Grass Roots

  • We raise the profile of PE in any school we are involved with (see testimonials)
  • We can tailor a progromme to meet your schools individual needs
  • Most of our staff are qualified teachers and all staff are qualified in their chosen field and therefore you are covered for us to deliver PPA as there is no need for other staff to be present
  • 22 years of experience working and delivering sport in schools (specifically primary schools)
  • Good balance between firm behaviour management and dynamic delivery
  • Gymnastics specialists (operate many gymnastics clubs across the region)
  • Consistency, the same face covering a varied PE programme across the academic year
  • Fully insured and all of our staff have an enhanced DBS

Here are some of our testimonials:


ppa1.pngAndy Ramanandi, Headteacher at St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Blaydon.

Grass Roots have worked at St Joseph’s for the last three years and we remain delighted with the quality of provision offered by Keith and his team in curriculum PE and after school clubs. Grass Roots have helped us enhance the sporting opportunities our children receive, giving them the skills and confidence to not just enjoy sport but also to excel in competition.


ppa2.pngKen Smithson Headteacher at St Gregory’s RC Primary School, South Shields.

Grass Roots is a long standing and trusted Sports and PE provider for our school. Extremely reliable, with excellent class control and organisational skills, alongside wide ranging coaching knowledge and expertise. Keith has worked with our pupils on a weekly basis for over six years now and we have been very pleased to retain and even extend his input because we are very happy with his contribution to the health and fitness of our children . His specialist gymnastics coaching sessions are both enjoyable and demanding, with pupils making great strides towards becoming confident gymnasts within a very structured and well managed environment. His after school clubs are extremely popular and provide good value for money.


ppa3.pngMarie Graham, Headteacher at St Mary’s RC Primary School, Jarrow.

Keith Morris and his team of teachers at Grass Roots have worked with us at St Mary's for the last 16 years. He delivers PE to an exceptionally high standard and all of his coaches are very keen to provide our pupils with quality physical education and sports opportunities. Our children really love PE and have benefited from a wide range of PE lessons, competitions, after school clubs and holiday clubs. Keith and his coaches are very professional and understand their role in school is not just as a coach but as a carer and role model. We highly recommend Grass Roots to you.


ppa4.pngNick Conway, Headteacher at St Aloysius Infant & Junior School, Hebburn.

Grass Roots have been based at St Aloysius for many years and we have an excellent relationship with them. The quality of the PE sessions are second to none. Over many years our children have formed superb relationships with them, they look forward PE, the quality of their curriculum is excellent and behaviour management is fantastic. I recommend Grass Roots to you without reservation, their coaches are highly valued members of our community.


ppa5.pngMaria Elliott, Headteacher at English Martyrs Primary School in Fenham.

I have worked with Grass Roots for the last 10 years; when I was Headteacher at St. Mary’s RC Primary in Jarrow.

Grass Roots were a valued external provider who enhanced our school PE provision enabling us to offer our pupils high quality PE teaching and extending our curriculum beyond our classroom, for example Hikes in Northumberland and The Lake District. They always have a very high take up for their holiday Sport’s clubs and they have excellent relationships with staff, pupils and parents; in St Mary’s last Ofsted Inspection ( June 2012) it was commented that … ‘The pupils rate their teachers very highly, especially their expertise in specialist subjects such as physical education…’.

Grass Roots have well trained staff and are all DBS checked. I would highly recommend Grass Roots to any school, and will be looking at opportunities to welcome them in to my current school in the near future.


Suggested Yearly Programme

Autumn 1 – Basketball

Autumn 2 – Gymnastics

Spring – Gymnastics/Dance

Spring 2 – Tag Rugby/Hockey

Summer 1 – Athletics/Tennis

Summer 2 – Cricket/Rounders'

Grass Roots work in hundreds of schools throughout the North East delivering high quality sporting childcare through the school holidays and are the largest of their kind in the region. Should Sarah or Keith not be able to accommodate you personally we have a large bank of quality PE teachers and experienced coaches who would provide you with characterful, active sessions whilst maintaining good class control which we pride ourselves on.

For further details please contact Keith on 07703533556 or email keith@grassrootssports.co.uk