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St Andrews’ Head Teacher Recognised As PNECET’s Premier League Primary Stars Five-Year Anniversary ‘Superstar'

20 June 2022

St Andrews’ C of E Primary School Head Teacher Scott Martland has been recognised as Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s Premier League Primary Stars ‘Super Hero’ to mark the five-year anniversary of the programme.

Premier League Primary Stars utilises the power and appeal of Preston North End and football as a whole to inspire young people to be active and develop essential life skills.

Cross-curricular lessons are delivered by PNECET coaches within partner schools across Preston every week, as well as in breakfast club and after school club provisions.

After school clubs are delivered at St Andrew’s Primary School every week where head teacher Scott Martland has been recognised by PNECET for his contribution to school sport in Preston.

Scott is also a key part of the PESSPA [Preston Education School Sports Physical Activity] partnership, which was launched at Deepdale almost three years ago to see PNECET work in partnership with Preston primary schools to improve school sport in the area.

The PESSPA partnership is made up of PNECET, the Preston School Games Organiser and Preston Sports Council, who collectively strive to ensure the sustainability of high-quality PE in Preston with termly meetings. Scott Martland is the head of the Preston Sports Council.

PNECET Head of Education Liam Sealey said: “We are delighted to work with our partner schools across Preston every week with our Premier League Primary Stars, breakfast club and after school club programmes.

“That includes at St Andrew’s where we have worked closely with the school and with Scott for a number of years. Scott does so much to champion the importance of school sport not only for his own’s school’s pupils, but across our area, too.

“We’re proud to work with all of our partner schools to help children to be inspired by the power and appeal of football and sport as a whole, helping pupils to achieve their goals on a daily basis.”

Through the Premier League Primary Stars programme, PNECET has:

  • Delivered 400 six-week blocks of teacher CPD, upskilling teachers to become more confident in delivering PE.
  • Delivered 163 targeted interventions, covering Maths, English, PSHE and extra-curricular clubs.
  • Delivered 12 pupil-led Social Action Projects.
  • 338 teachers have taken part in CPD workshops.
  • Delivered 136 Education Activations across English, PSHE and Maths.
  • Delivered 20 school sport competitions.
  • Partnered with 52 schools across all provision.

For more information about the Premier League Primary Stars programme please email

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