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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School


Here you will find information about Physical Education at Vale View. 

                                Drawing of Mr Cotter & Miss Critcher

Our Academy Sports Lead is Mr Cotter & our Academy Sports Coach is Miss Critcher.

Mr Cotter

Mr Cotter is our PE leader across the Whinless Down Academy. He teaches PE lessons, leads sporting after school clubs and organises 'intra and inter-school' events and competitions at Priory Fields.   

In his spare time, he enjoys watching football and playing tennis, and has recently taken up running to keep fit. His true sporting passion is playing and coaching cricket, and has done it in Kent, Cheshire, New Zealand and Australia.

During his time teaching physical education in primary schools, he has grown to love netball and gymnastics, two sports that require great balance, agility, coordination and endurance.

Miss Critcher

Miss Critcher is one of our Sports Coaches who works across the Whinless Down Academy. Miss Critcher teaches PE lessons to all year groups and teaches a range of exciting after school clubs.

Miss Critcher is currently coaching and training on a competitive cheerleading team, who have recently received a bid to compete at the World Championship competition. The passion and love for sport started for Miss Critcher at a young age, competing as a County and Regional gymnast.

In her spare time, she enjoys running long distances as she feels it is important to continue to improve her stamina and strength.

While teaching physical education in primary schools, her passion for other sports have increased especially in Athletics and Netball. Miss Critcher continues to feel inspired during P.E lessons by all of the students she teaches across the academy.


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