Take advantage of Sandra's vast experience and professional and reliable approach. She can help you to understand the sporting needs of disabled athletes as well as non-disabled students, so that you can develop your PE teaching skills and understand the right strategies for teaching, coaching and inclusion, ensuring the best outcomes for everyone.
Sandra trained at Chelsea College of Physical Education, Eastbourne, gaining a Degree in 'Human Movement and Education' and opting to follow an additional course in 'Children with Special Needs'. Her early teaching career was in mainstream secondary schools, then later in independent education, teaching students from aged 5 to 18.
In 1994 Sandra became PE Coordinator at Patcham House (Day Special) School in Brighton, and three years later moved to Lord Mayor Treloar School and College in Alton to be Head of PE and Sport. During 13 years at Treloar's Sandra added the roles of Senior Teacher and Director of Specialism (Physical and Sensory), and maintained the school's reputation at the forefront of disability sport in the UK. In particular, she worked with the exam boards to adapt Entry Level and then GCSE PE to make them accessible to students with physical disability, with 'Project Adapted' from Nottingham Trent University to refine the disability-specific sports of Polybat, Table Cricket and Zone Hockey, and with the engineering charity DEMAND to develop better Boccia ramps. Sandra coached students in Athletics, Boccia and Swimming who have gone on to win Paralympic medals.
Sandra has volunteered in the sport of Boccia from 2000, when she first joined the England Squad and was elected on to the International Boccia Committee. Over the ensuing years she became BC1 and BC3 sports assistant, Team Manager and Head Coach to the England Boccia Squad. In 2010 Sandra was seconded to LOCOG and took up position as Boccia Manager for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Following the success of the Games she has been appointed as Technical Delegate for European and World Boccia events each year.
In 2012 Sandra was recommended by the Head of Sport at LOCOG for the position of Competition and Events Manager at the Tennis Foundation, responsible for disability tennis and in particular wheelchair tennis events. She was the Tournament Director for the British Open, a Super Series event, and supported many other Tournament Organisers to run events from Regional to International level.
In addition to the roles above, for the last ten years or so Sandra has tutored disability sport and inclusive PE courses on behalf of a number of national agencies, as well as those that she's devised herself. In January 2014 she moved to Cambridgeshire and became self-employed.
Sandra now focuses on three areas in her consultancy - delivering courses, writing bespoke courses and content for various organisations, and coaching elite level Boccia.
Please don't hesitate to contact Sandra if you think she could help you.
Contact Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07719336582
Sandra King, Disability Sport & PE Consultant
Tel: 07719336582 01480 536444
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