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Meet the Team

Paul Belcher

Competitions Lead and Sports Development

Paul has worked within Sports Development / School Sports for 15 years. Since 2012, as P.E subject leader at Curwen Primary School where he led a P.E Team that achieved the YST Gold Quality Mark and recently became one of just 104 schools nationwide to achieve the School Games Platinum Mark.

Paul has been instrumental in developing a broad and varied curriculum at Curwen Primary School which has included offering swimming to the whole school via the ‘Make a Splash’ pop up pool programme, working with NGB’s including NFL, Rugby League, Chance 2 Shine Cricket, The FA and piloted initiatives such as SchoolsRun and UK Wallball.

Before working at Curwen Paul was the School Sports Competition Manager in Havering responsible for delivering the primary and secondary school sport competitions and as part of the East London Competition Managers Team delivering cross borough competitions.

Before this Paul was the Healthy Living and Sport Project Manager for West Ham and Plaistow NDC responsible for delivering a physical activity programme to all the E13 schools.

Qualified to teach / coach a variety of sports, Paul has a Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism and is also a FA Level 3 (UEFA B) Licenced Coach, Academy Scout at a Premier League Club and was Essex FA Coach of the Year and Newham Community Sports Coach of the Year in 2010. 

Paul also manages the Newham Primary District Boys Football Team.

Paul has access to a number of coaches in different fields outside our Trust as well as our in-house P.E team. These are utilised to deliver aspects of the Sports Programme. Our team hold awards and qualifications in:

  • Level 1&2 Football
  • Rugby Ready
  • Level 2 Rugby
  • Level 2 Multi Skills
  • Youth Sport Trust PE Co-ordinator Training Course
  • Level 2 First Aid Pediatric course
  • NFL Flag Leaders Coaching Course
  • Ambassador for Team Up
  • This girl can initiative involvement
  • Non-contact boxing Tutor
  • Level 3 PE in Sport
  • Level 2 Dodgeball
  • Level 2 Fitness and Exercise








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