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Meet the Team 2 - Hannah Robson

My name is Hannah and after finishing my Sports Coaching course at Middlesbrough College in 2018 I wanted to follow my dreams of becoming a PE teacher. I was lucky enough to join PEAK in September 2018 as an apprentice in a primary school in Thornaby, Teesside. Working as an apprentice not only taught me new skills and ideas for teaching PE but also gave me the opportunity to work in the classroom as a teaching assistant. I worked in Year 1 and took small groups out for phonics, spellings or extra support on work. I also worked 1to1 with SEN children when required. From this I gained qualifications in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure, Learning and Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sports and Teaching Assistance.

Following the completion of my apprenticeship, in September 2019 PEAK offered me a full-time role as a PE educator and a PECS mentor, working in 4 schools across the Teesside area. In two of these schools I deliver the PECS mentoring scheme, helping primary school teachers and PE coordinators develop their ability to teach the PE curriculum to a high standard. In the other two schools I am responsible for the delivery of PE lessons ranging from pupils in nursery up to Year 6. I really enjoy the role as it allows me to see the children develop new skills, become more engaged and confident in PE and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

In terms of my sporting background, between the age of 8 and 11 I competed in cross country and athletic events for Darlington Harriers and made it to the school cross country county competition. At the age of 9 I joined Darlington Spraire Lasses football team, where I became captain and was top scorer of the league. I soon realised football was my passion so gave up Darlington Harriers to focus on this. When I was 13, I was lucky enough to be scouted to play for Teesside Centre of Excellence. Each season we had to undergo a rigorous trial period and I was fortunate to be kept on the programme right up to under 17s. Throughout this time we played different teams ranging from Sunderland to Manchester United. We also went on tours to Holland and Salou, winning the Holland tournament and coming runners up in Salou. At the end of the U17’s season I was moved onto the Middlesbrough Ladies team where I either play left back, right back or on the wing.

As well as playing football I also enjoy coaching. From 2016 to 2019 I ran my own under 12’s Middlesbrough Lionesses team, coaching them twice a week and attending games with them on a weekend.

In my spare time I like to go out with my friends or family for food and shopping.

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