About

Caroline Holder

Company Owner/ Lead PE Consultant

As Staffordshire county PE advisor for a number of years I saw how diverse the needs of our pupils across the area were. By applying my vast experience in successfully upskilling teachers through CPD I know I can make a real difference. Over the last few years I have been contracted to oversee the effective use of PE and Sports Funding in the local area and I am proud of the positive changes schools have made with our support towards improving the outcomes in PE, sport and health for young people.

Having completed my headship qualification myself, I understand the challenges and requirements of whole school development. I love it when I manage to help a school support their school objectives weaved against the whole school development plan.

The latest thing I have been enjoying working on is our YouTube videoing producing our ‘9 tricks…’ series with my own young family and their friends. Seeing children engaged and motivated to improve their own physical skills and having fun is something I think will really benefit progress in PE and lifelong health and fitness.

Laura Kirby

PE Consultant/ Forest School & Inclusion Lead

I’m the team’s outdoor specialist with active learning at the heart of everything I do. With teaching experience in mainstream and special needs schools I am confident in supporting with any area of PE in primary schools. I love when we get the chance to inspire a whole group of people during a 1 day course and get a real buzz hearing back about how it has impacted pupils back in school.

Emma Shaw

During my six years’ teaching, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach in both KS1 and KS2 classes. My experience in both Key Stages has provided me with a wide and in-depth knowledge of the PE curriculum and how it differs in KS1 and KS2. I am confident and passionate about delivering high quality PE in an, engaging, inspiring and highly active manner where pupils can thrive in their PE experiences and opportunities. This, I believe, sets strong foundations for the years to follow.

During the last year I have worked as a Physical Education Tutor for Accelerate Learning Services. In this role, I have supported learning practitioners in achieving the best possible outcomes for children through a range of effective course packages, consultancy and resources and as a result I have assisted many delegates in different schools within different local authorities. Throughout my time as tutor I have prepared and delivered many presentations, modelled lessons and provided bespoke advice to delegates. I regularly work closely with subject leaders and members of the Senior Leadership Team, where I advise, give effective feedback to support their needs.

Karen Moores

Advanced Skills Teacher/Gym & Dance Expert

Karen has a wealth of experience teaching Physical Education across the age ranges from Nursey to Sixth Form. From 2002 she has been working as an advanced skills teacher and more recently as a PE tutor for Accelerate learning. This role involves working across Key Stages 1 -4 supporting pupils and working with staff in an advisory, mentoring and coaching capacity delivering whole school inset, supporting departmental reviews and self evaluation and individual teacher mentoring.

She is now working at a primary school as the PE specialist and has helped to make this school become a hub centre of excellence for PE. Numerous courses are run from the venue as well as other schools visiting to see aspects of good practice.

Karen is highly experienced, resourceful and adaptable and uses these skills to help develop the practice of other based on their individual needs.

Sheila Fulford

PE Consultant/ University Tutor

Sheila worked for a number of years as the PE consultant for Staffordshire County Council. She now works both for Keele University on their PGCE course looking after the PE specialism students. She still works as a tutor for accelerate learning services, using her expertise to help deliver on the Level 5 qualification in PE specialism and the Level 6 qualification in PE subject leadership.

Sheila is highly skilled at empowering teachers to make improvements themselves and develop their practice. This leaves them with a sense of achievement and also has a high level of impact and sustainability.

Zoe Harp

School Games Organiser/Tutor

Zoe has worked in the Sports development and Education sector for 20 years  and is now the School Games Organiser for the Staffordshire Moorlands and a Sports Coordinator for Moorside High School. She has previously worked for the FA and the County Sports Partnership before moving into education and has been a PE teacher and PE lead for a primary school. Zoe works with schools around the School Games programme, sports leaders, active schools, Change 4 Life, competition, linking with clubs and advising on Sports Premimum funding. 

Zoe is passionate about sports and as a level 3 coach tutors sport specfic courses as well as working alongside Caroline for PE network meetings and wider physical education opportunities.