THE SCOTTISH Racing Academy has added former PE teacher Emma Sayer to its teaching staff.

The organisation, which provides education and training for existing and potential horseracing staff, has announced her appointment as a new teacher/assessor to help people progress their careers within the industry in Scotland and northern England.

Ms Sayer – who was also a former assistant racehorse trainer – has wide experience in both education and racing from her previous roles. Having also had a significant amount of success as both an apprentice and conditional jockey, she has first-hand experience of the many challenges and rewards which people who work in the racing industry can face.

The SRA collaborates with schools and colleges across Scotland, offering help to anyone seeking related employability and academic qualifications, developing riding skills and providing information on the range of careers within the racing industry. The Academy also offers opportunities for those who already work in horseracing to upskill their careers.

Ms Sayer’s role will be to teach and assess the progress of the SRA students across Scotland, to ensure they are fully equipped and able to reach their full potential.

Manager of the SRA, Eleanor Boden said: “We are delighted to welcome Emma to our fast-growing team at the SRA, and are confident that her knowledge and passion for our wonderful sport will be transferred to the next generation of racing staff.”

Ms Sayer commented: “I am thrilled to be joining the SRA at such an exciting time for aspiring racing staff in Scotland and the north of England to develop their skills for a successful career in horseracing. I can’t wait to help students accelerate their individual development and provide them with the best education to achieve their individual goals”.