29 Mar, 2022

Mr Simon Armitt

  • AD/HoD/PE and SPORT primary and secondary specialist subject teacher.
  • Manchester, UK
Athletics, Physical Education, Swimming Director of Sport

Personal Summary

Mr Simon Armitt – AD/HoD/PE and SPORT.

Able to deliver KS 1/2/3/4/5 PE and SPORT activity area balance and breadth (e.g. Athletics, Dance, Games – Invasion/Net and Wall/Striking and Fielding, Gymnastics, H.R.E, O.A.A and Swimming) programs of study for the U.K.

Activity awards from NGB [National Governing Bodies] in sport U.K. across levels 1-3 including: Athletics, Basketball, Canoeing/Kayaking, Cricket, Dodgeball, DoE, Football, Life-saving and personal survival, Netball, Power-boating, Rugby, Sailing, Skateboarding, S&C, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo!

AD/HoD/PE and SPORT primary and secondary specialist subject teacher with 15 academic years in business and education internationally and in the U.K.

B(Sc) Sports Exercise Science and Physiology (Leeds) [2004] PGCE Physical Education and Sport (Loughborough) [2005] M(Sc) Sports Management (Loughborough) [2011]

Experienced leader – managed and organized all aspects of PE and SPORT in school (e.g. assessment/reporting/recording, budgets, curriculum, equipment, facilities, marketing, staffing, strategy, etc.)

Lived and worked in Malaysia/Singapore, Russia, Seychelles and U.K.

I believe in agency, empowerment, independence, inquiry, ownership and self-efficacy for students – and by collaborating and facilitating it is my job to meet their individual needs with my approaches to learning and teaching.

For instance, in the global pandemic and present situation worldwide my specialist subject teaching is critically important to community fitness, health, mental, physical and social well-being. The child’s environment and health and safety are also vital.

Accounting for diversity, equal opportunities, inclusion and language also makes it possible – and lessons have to be engaging, fun and innovative!

One of my greatest strengths is community, inter-personal networking and positive relationships with parents, students and teachers. It is the collaboration between “community (externally and internally) of learners” and members of a society that makes it succeed as a “team” together in the world.

Work Experience

Aug 2017 - Aug 2020 GEMS education.
Dec 2014 - Aug 2017 ISS [International School Seychelles]
Advisor for PE and SPORT.
Jan 2012 - Aug 2013 MoE [Ministry of Education]
MS [Middle School] PE and HEALTH.
Aug 2008 - Aug 2010 AAS [Anglo American School]
Aug 2006 - Aug 2007 BIS [British International School]
PE and SPORT secondary specialist subject teacher.
Aug 2005 - Aug 2006 CLS [City of London School]
PE and SPORT teacher training U.K.
Feb 2005 - Jul 2005 HCC [Hamilton Community College]
PE and SPORT teacher training U.K.
Sep 2004 - Feb 2005 LGS [Loughborough Grammar School]


M(Sc) Sports Management.
Sep 2010 - Dec 2011 Loughborough University.
PGCE Physical Education QTS U.K.
Sep 2004 - Aug 2005 Loughborough University.
B(Sc) Sports Exercise Science and Physiology.
Sep 2001 - Aug 2004 Leeds University.