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Lada P - experienced PE teacher

LADA P - Experienced female PE teacher

I am an energetic, enthusiastic, positive and adaptable, fully qualified PE and Biology teacher with over 18 years of teaching experience. I am used to working independently and have broad PE managerial experience.  

I have had a life-long passion for swimming, representing the Czech Republic as a teenager at international competitions and teaching the sport during my career as a PE teacher as well as at a local pool as a private coach. I have ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics. I have also taken a course in teaching GCSE PE.

KEY SKILLS

  • Management experience - Head of Department
  • Experience of teaching a wide range of ages (nursery to senior adults).
  • Experience of teaching in state and private sector, co-educative and single sex schools.
  • Ability to teach numerous sports and games including swimming, netball, rounders, athletics, hockey, cricket, tag and touch rugby, football, basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton, table tennis, tennis, aerobics and fitness, gymnastics, dance, trampoline, ice skating and skiing.
  • Expertise with using various sport equipment and facilities.
  • Extensive organisational experience with other teachers and general public.
  • Swimming proficiency (I used to represent Czech Republic) and a Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher Level 2 Licences.
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative and independently or as part of a team.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

9/2013 – 10/2016   The Heathside Preparatory School

Director of Sport – Managing PE Department and related extracurricular activities including organisation of regular sport fixtures and tournaments, events and trips across the ages of pre-Reception to Year 8. Teaching sports. 

9/2012 – 8/2013     The Northbridge House Preparatory and Junior School

PE teacher - Teaching PE lessons and related extra-curricular activities including organisation of regular sports fixtures (mostly netball, rounders, athletics, football) and events and trips (annual Sports Day, charity events)  across the range of ages (Year 1 to Year 6). 

4/2002 – 8/2012     The Royal School, Hampstead.

Leading PE teacher – sole responsibility for PE and sports curriculum and related extra-curricular activities including organisation of regular sports fixtures (mostly netball, rounders, athletics, hockey) and events and trips (annual Sports Day, charity events, annual Ski Trips) across the range of ages (nursery to Year 11).  

4/2003 – 5/2016     GLL; Swiss Cottage Swimming Club.

Swimming teacher (casual employee) – children and adult lessons at Highbury Pool, Archway LC, Cally Pool, Mallinson LC & Swiss Cottage LC.

12/2001 - 4/2002   Bishop Thomas Grant School, Streatham.

                                 Supply teacher mostly for PE and Science lessons.               

5-12/2001               Euroforum Ltd, London.

                                 Telephone researcher for Eastern Europe.

9/1998 - 4/2001      Co-educative Primary and Secondary School in Libeznice, Prague, Czech Republic.

Head of the Physical Education Department (including management of the schools’ gym and fitness centre), Teacher of Natural Science, Sexual Education and English Language.

9/1998 - 4/2001      Mills School, s.r.o., Czech Republic.

                                 Part-time English Teacher.

9/1996 - 4/2001      Leisure Centres in Havirov and Prague, Czech Republic.

                                 Private aerobics, fitness and swimming coach.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION

9/1994 - 6/1998     Pedagogical Faculty, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Mgr (MA equivalent) Graduate in Physical Education and Biology,

thesis: Sexual Education and its realisation at secondary school.


9/1989 - 6/1993     Secondary Grammar School (College), Studentska, Havirov, Czech Republic.

Graduate in Czech, English and Russian languages and Sociology.


2/1986 - 6/1989     Primary and Secondary School of Sports, Brno, Czech Republic.

                                Boarding school, focused on swimming.


9/1981 - 1/1986     ‘Rosa Luxemburg’ Primary School, Havirov, Czech Republic.

ADDITIONAL COURSES

In UK

9/2016                 The First Aid Course for School Children


9/2015                 The Child Protection Course


1/2015                 Health and Safety at Work


11/2014               The First Aid Course (AED) – use of the defibrillator


7/2014                  The Fire Warden Training


5/2013                 ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher


7/2011                 British Gymnastics Association – Teachers Award for Trampoline Gymnastics (Level 1)


11/2008               Keynote Educational Ltd – Engaging and motivating in PE lessons.


10/2008               London Metropolitan University – Tackling childhood obesity.


10/2005               Keynote Educational Ltd – Teaching GCSE PE for the first time.


11/2003               Keynote Educational Ltd – Modern Dance 11-18.


7/2003                 England Hockey – coaching for teachers.

                            Teachers Coaching Award.


7/2003                 All England Netball Association – Netball 7-11.

Netball for players aged 7-11, Combined Coaching & Umpiring.


7/2003                 RFU Community Coaching.

TAG Coach Course.


7/2003                 All England Badminton Association.

Badminton Award for Teachers.


2-3/2003              ASA Level 1 Swimming Teacher (Certificate no: SA035857).


7/2002                 Initial ASA Lifeguard qualification (renewed every two years, last renewed December 2013).


4 - 12/2001          Mayfair School of English, London, UK.

                            Completed proficiency level course.

In Czech Republic

New gymnastic forms lessons with final degree (Charles University, Prague, 1999);

·       Elementary skiing instructor (University of Ostrava, 1998);

·       Lifeguard license (University of Ostrava, 1998);

·       CMAS P* international scuba diving license (Delta Academic, Prague, 1999);

·       English language and methodology lessons (Pedagogic centre Prague, 1999).

OTHER INFORMATION  

·       Languages:

·       English

·       Czech and Slovak, native speaker;

·       Russian, Polish intermediate;

·       Full & clean Czech (EU) driving license (since 1994).

·       PC skills – MS Office.