Meet our Primary Stars Superstar nominee

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To celebrate five years of Premier League Primary Stars clubs have nominated a Superstar teacher or pupil who has been positively impacted by their involvement in the programme

Launched in 2017 and available to every primary school in England and Wales, Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to support pupils in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field. To celebrate, clubs have nominated a ‘Superstar’ – a young person or teacher who has inspired others through their dedication to the programme, enthusiasm and own personal development.

Ruby has been our main contact since we started delivering Premier League Primary Stars at Rabbsfarm Primary School in West Drayton. Over our four years delivering the programme within the school, we have worked closely with her to ensure the smooth running of the programme’s many different KPIs, including delivery of Teacher CPD, interventions, workshops and Social Action projects.

Ruby has been instrumental in promoting the programme and its values in PE, insisting that all teachers continue to use the FA PE Unit approach (post CPD support) and embedding the multi-sport and holistic approach to PE Delivery across the school. This is due to the huge impact that the programme had on her own skill, knowledge and confidence in teaching PE during Teacher CPD Support. She has also helped to adapt and modify the Medium-Term plan for the school aligning National Curriculum, School and Programme Values, as well as identifying the right cohort of pupils or colleagues for us to work with to ensure maximum delivery impact and minimal disruption to the school timetable.

Outside of the PE curriculum, Ruby has always ensured that as many pupils as possible are given access to extra sporting opportunities by signing up to EVERY tournament we have run (that the school is applicable to play in), as well as ensuring that under-represented groups are given the same opportunities as everyone else. There is no better example of her dedication than when she came into the school during Lockdown (despite being allowed to work remotely) to help us create and distribute over 100 exercise bags to pupil premium children, not only in her school but across other schools in West London.

It is due to Ruby’s unselfishness, accommodating and polite manner, that Rabbsfarm has become our flagship school for the programme and why we believe she is Brentford FC’s Premier League Primary Stars Superstar.

PL Primary Stars visit to Rabbsfarm Primary School, Gordon Road, Yiewsley, West Drayton, UB7 8AH with an appearance from Ivan Toney current player at Brentford FC session taken by Marcus Gayle and Salma Mahamud

Each ‘Superstar’ will receive a Nike Strike football, thanks to Premier League partner Nike, and a framed, limited-edition five-year anniversary illustration, created by graphic designer and digital illustrator Zem Clarke.

Premier League Primary Stars provides teachers and parents with free downloadable resources across a range of curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1 (age 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (age 7-11), developed by teachers for teachers, and in collaboration with experts such as the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.

Currently, 105 professional football clubs from across the leagues run in-classroom Premier League Primary Stars sessions in local schools. More than 58,000 teachers have signed up to access free online national curriculum-linked resources.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “We launched Premier League Primary Stars five years ago to support teachers and use the power and popularity of football to inspire children in the classroom and on the sports field. Clubs do fantastic work to support children’s learning and we are very proud that this national education programme now engages more than 18,500 primary schools in England and Wales. Congratulations to all those who have been recognized as a Premier League Primary Stars Superstar, as part of the five-year anniversary celebrations, and thank you to all those involved in the programme over the years.”

The Premier League funds Premier League Primary Stars and other community programmes through its £100m investment per season in community facilities and community and education programmes. This is the biggest voluntary contribution to communities and other good causes of any football league in the world. 

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