EDUCATION & LEARNING SERVICES
Our School PPA lessons follow the national curriculum and as part of our comprehensive school PPA package, all planning and assessments are included within the package. Our Health & PE lessons are taught by our professional and experienced staff. All our staff hold full enhanced DBS clearance, first aid, safeguarding and protecting children alongside their NGB qualifications. TEL hold comprehensive insurance with all activities risk assessed. If you have any questions about our staff, qualifications, risk assessments or insurance please contact us and we will be happy to go through this with you.
Our child centred pedagogy ensures development of the whole child. Each lesson is planned specifically for the children within that class and our comprehensive assessment ensures a full breakdown of the whole child's progression across the year.
Personal best day is an opportunity for every child to show and achieve their personal best in the curriculum activities taught in the previous half term. We create a friendly, competitive environment for each individual to achieve their best at their own rate. ‘PBD’s’ allow us to offer and record a consistent, reliable and in depth assessment on each individual related to our assessment grading criteria providing a final report at the end of the academic year.
Personal Best Day
Lunchtime clubs are aimed to increase physical activity levels and social skills of an individual. This can be done through a number of inclusive ways for all children, such as: Running competitive tournaments, setting up creative/problem solving playground games or running interventions with smaller groups or specific children.
This diverse, inclusive service allows us to offer opportunities to every child to partake in a sport that is not on the curriculum and slightly more peculiar. We use this service to close the gap between schools and clubs offered outside of school. Using our very reliable and safeguarded contacts at clubs, we are able to recommend children to classes/training session of those specific sports to widen their success and continue their development through participation and extra curricular activities.
Sport 4 All
After school clubs is a fun and engaging environment for children to learn and widen their skills/knowledge of any ability in a specific activity of their choice. We are able to offer a variety of activities including any sports, curriculum booster sessions or others at your request.
After School Club
We have an keen, energetic team that, between them has a vast amount of experience and has worked across a variety of settings. They all have the Testlands ethos embedded in them and we would be more than happy to share our knowledge with you when planning your residential trips or attending. We are able to offer staff for daily trips/visits, overnight stays or weekly stays. As well as helping drive mini buses and travel.
Residential Trip Support
With our recognisable ‘outstanding’ delivery and sports programme for children, we are able to work closely with your class teachers/TA’s to build on their confidence and knowledge in delivering PE. We set specific, individual programmes for each teacher to suit their teaching styles, delivery methods and behaviour management styles to ensure the very best development is made for them and the learning is relevant. Over the programme the teachers are taught a number of new skills to widen their knowledge and their growth of delivering PE. They are taught a wide range of skills and shown how to stretch every individual.
The one time of year that all children look forward to. We create a competitive but respectful environment for every child to have fun, compete and enjoy the day. We are able to offer fantastic sports fields that will only be a short distance away from any school in Southampton, as well as taking control, running and leading the day. This includes the handling from arrival, rotations of activities, scoring, the ever so popular races and the ceremony.
PE Lead - Oakwood Primary School
I have worked with Testlands since the beginning of their time at Oakwood, and will always be one of their biggest fans! From first watching Luke teach my badminton lesson many moons ago I was hooked by Testlands!
Together we have created a strong partnership between us and them, and their dedication to us as a school in their teaching, and delivery of clubs, and many other sports events has been exceptional and long may it continue.
Head Teacher - The Cedar School
We have been so delighted with the work and support of Testlands. They are skilled, flexible, knowledgeable and really care about our young people/school and want to get involved in our wider learning community too.
I strongly recommend therefore that you get in touch with Testlands....to find out more about how they can support your community too"
Head Teacher - Banister School
We have been working with Testlands now for 6 years. Over the years we have found them to be incredibly responsive to ours and our children's needs. Since the introduction of the attached leader this year, the consistency in communication has significantly improved - As a head and as a company leader, it is difficult to find time to communicate the small things and this new role has enabled us to do just that.
Testlands bring more than just PE to our school; they are integral members of our staff and provide opportunities to celebrate achievements beyond lessons through Personal best days, celebrations for whole school of their terms focus, support at lunchtime with some challenging children to provide structured play and develop friendship groups as well as supporting and co-coordinating resources and sports day!
This would not have been possible without the support, energy and enthusiasm that Testlands provide.
Assistant Head - Shirley Warren Primary School
Since Testlands have started working with us, it is clear there has been progression in the children’s development. This is down to the sheer professionalism, effort and knowledge of the team at Testlands. Their efforts to go above and beyond are exemplary. I am always so stunned at the level of planning, delivery and assessment that the team upholds. It is exceptional to see this from effectively untrained teachers. From long-term planning, to learning journeys and from progression documents to assessment documents, Testlands really do leave no stone unturned. As a teacher, it is amazing to be asked what topics the children are learning so this can be tied into their PE lessons and cross-curricular links can be made. Testlands vision is clear: dedicated to making a difference, and this is truly embedded across their whole team. So, thank you Testlands for all you have done and continue to do.