Meet our Secondary SLEs


Matthew Daybell

SLE designated specialism:  Physical Education

Soham Village College


Portfolio of experience, skills, knowledge.

I have worked as Director of Sport at Soham Village College since 2007, leading the development of a large and varied PE faculty. Before this I took on various whole school projects and research roles helping to set up a successful House system.
A particular interest of mine is looking for new and engaging activities to offer the students on the curriculum. I have ensured that courses and activities are appropriate to the students’ ability which is fundamental to their attainment. By changing exam boards and adapting topic areas there has been a significant improvement in our GCSE grades.
The sports partnerships have created many links with both secondary and primary schools. We have offered INSET opportunities, teaching support and increased the amount of opportunities offered to students within our partnership. I have also supported other schools with a teacher exchange programme, sharing of assessment practices and other areas of good practice.