Maz Cleave

Name: Maz Cleave

School: Bower Grove School

Position Held: Head of PE

SLE Specialism: Primary and secondary PE in a special school, sensory provision for students and behaviour and inclusion.

What are your current responsibilities?
Head of PE 

Line management of  three full time teachers, one learning support assistant and a sensory coordinator.
Exams officer

Why have you chosen to become  an SLE?
I am passionate about  enabling children to have a fulfilling and happy experience of school life so that they can make progress socially, emotionally and academically. Throughout my career I have received outstanding support which has inspired and motivated me to experience and develop my skills. I would like to use these skills,  knowledge and experience to support others.

What are your areas of expertise?  How might you be able to help the schools?
1) Developing PE provision at all key stages from R – 4 for students with a wide range of abilities. Developing appropriate extracurricular activities.  Getting the most from learning support assistants in PE. Planning sports days and other appropriate activities for students of all ages.
2) Dealing with students who present  behavioural or SEN issues both within a classroom and PE environment.  Promoting  inclusion and participation for all students regardless of their needs.
3) Sensory provision providing guidance on how to establish a sensory provision in your school. Support and advice on equipment and how to maximise its potential and training of staff on using sensory equipment.

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