Kim Henderson has been involved in Physical Education for over 30 years as a secondary teacher and then Advisory Teacher for primary PE. She has worked as the National Sports College Development Officer for the Youth Sport Trust and led primary teacher training courses for PE at St Marys, Twickenham and Hertfordshire Universities.
Kim has been the key LA Officer in setting up the four School Sport Partnerships that have had a huge impact on high quality PE and School Sport in Barnet. She has recently achieved approved provider status for PE CPD from the National Association for Physical Education and currently there are only eight other Local Authority PE consultants or agencies in the country with this status. Kim is passionate about her subject and strongly believes that PE can play a vital role in developing effective learners as well as contributing to their physical and emotional well-being.
She can offer a huge range of support including exemplar high quality lessons; health and safety issues; exemplification of standards; and subject leadership. She can help your school to be a healthy, physically active school by supporting family programmes, through links with clubs and community providers and by gaining the most from local and national opportunities such as London 2012. Kim has carried the Olympic torch through Barnet and was a 2012 volunteer working as an Audience Leader at both the Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies
Ruth has a BA/B.Ed in music education and performance. She has taught music for the past 35 years and especially enjoys creating and staging musical plays. She has a wealth of experience in writing, directing and producing whole school productions, individual class productions and assemblies for children of all ages.
Ruth is able to offer workshops which focus on adapting children’s writing into high end staged performances. She is able to advise on song and lyric writing, staging and directing and can give practical advice on all aspects of production, including choreography, musical accompaniment,sound, lighting, scenery and prop and costume making.
Ruth regularly writes and produces the annual school shows and Year 6 graduation shows, at the Noam Primary School where she works. Subjects have included: British Values, William Shakespeare,Tales from the Shtetl and adapted folk stories.
She is a firm believer in equality and inclusion and makes sure that children of all ages and abilities actively participate in her shows.