I pride myself on being highly motivated, hardworking and someone who has a strong desire to work in a challenging, rewarding and worthwhile profession. I am calm and composed when under pressure, always meet deadlines, and I can quickly establish excellent relationships with students and colleagues which is a vital attribute of a PE and Games Teacher. I have a good sense of humour and relentless enthusiasm when working with students which I believe are essential qualities of an outstanding teacher. I gain immense fulfilment when working with children of all ages, genders and abilities supporting them to achieve their full educational potential. I believe that sport provides an avenue that gives students, who may find other subjects more challenging, opportunities to succeed - raising their self-confidence, participation and sense of inclusion. I continually strive to achieve excellence in all my lessons by creating a positive and safe environment that is conducive to learning. An environment where pupils with differing aspirations can gain invaluable preparation for the world beyond school. Such activities make considerable contributions to local communities and assist schools in forging links with affiliations and local sports clubs. As a committed PE teacher I am passionate in my belief that participation in regular physical activity, recreational or competitive, increases their feeling of self- worth whilst enjoying the opportunities sport provides.
Lytham St Annes, Lytham Saint Annes, UK
I am an experienced PE teacher (Head of Rugby & Tennis) with a good all round knowledge and practical teaching experience of a wide range of sports such Rugby 1stXV, Cricket 13A, Tennis U12-U18, Hockey U15-18, Football 15A, Swimming and Athletics. My school also uses FMS. Outside of school I coach Middlesex U15 & U16 and previously coached with Hampstead RFC. Academic teaching is a passion of mine and I have taught Edexcel GCSE and A Level PE as well as Edexcel EPQ at UCS. I mark papers for AQA GCE PE and moderate the NEA A Level PE for OCR. These additional job responsibilities require me to work under pressure and I my level 3 apprenticeship in leadership and management has supported me.Through my experiences of teaching examination PE, I have successfully supported a broad range of students with diverse needs through challenging learning journeys. Within my department I am in charge of coordinating the school sports day and the Summer term 11+ and 16+ induction days. I also lead the year 12 Sports Science Enrichment programme. More recently I devised and launched a brand new whole school internal games programme ‘The UCS Games’ which targeted inclusion at a whole school level. The UCS Games was designed to promote the schools four values of relationships, resourcefulness, resilience and responsibility. I have been a form tutor in all key stages and I find the role to be one of the most fulfilling parts of the job. I have written successful Oxbridge and US references and I am currently the UCS Higher Education advisor for sports courses, careers and US/UK sport scholarships. I promote sportsmanship, teamwork and positive wellbeing and encourage my students to be self-aware individuals and foster the same values. I am seeking opportunities to coach rugby, cricket, tennis, hockey or football. Additionally, academic PE and athletic development coaching.
Head of Academic PE, Teacher of PE, Head of Rugby, Head of Boys' Games.
With over 13 years’ experience providing engaging & structured physical education in high-performing preparatory schools, I am certain to bring seasoned expertise in student development to any school.
I am a stickler for being on time, disciplined and have the ability to improvise, adapt and overcome a situation when it is needed. These values were instilled during my 12 years in the British Army.
I did not come into teaching the conventional way of university, so I have learnt from day one from the coaches and PE teachers that I have worked with or come across. Also, I would take note of what the heads of the department go through within their own daily routines. With that, I have made myself into an inspiring, confident, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, PE teacher and more recently a leader, manager and role model that encourages exercise and a healthy approach to daily life.
My time as Head of PE at The Hampshire School Chelsea, sees me set high expectations so that all students are inspired, motivated & challenged to reach their full potential, with a commitment to my pupils and the quality of their experiences by catering for the range of needs of all the students & I provide a stimulating, happy, safe & supportive learning environment.
As a Teacher of PE in both Hampshire and Hill House School, I planned & taught well-structured, differentiated lessons for EYFS to Year 8 that aligned to the agreed curriculum & cultivated intellectual curiosity in my students. I was responsible for the educational development of my classes, delivering an age-appropriate curriculum. I made sure to foster positive self-esteem in my pupils & hold high expectations of their work & behaviour.
All of this has allowed me to develop a mastery of PE as a subject along with general teaching pedagogy. Of course, ensuring the wellbeing of students & safeguarding them is my ultimate concern.
I am extremely hard working and committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning to improve and raise standards wherever I am. I believe in motivating children to be their best selves, instilling an appreciation of learning across the curriculum.
Teacher of Physical Education, August 2022
I would like to introduce myself as an innovative teacher who prides himself on high standards. Pupils come to my lessons knowing they will experience challenge, enjoyment and learn in an environment where making mistakes is understood to be part of a process. I educate with a whole-child and concept-based approach, which allows me to promote cognitive, social and physical development. I have ten years of professional experience, including UK and international schools, and I currently teach at Brighton College Bangkok. This summer, I am returning to England to move closer to my family and I am looking for my next teaching position.
‘Sport for all’ is integral to my teaching and I support everyone in working towards their full potential. In order to achieve this, I value inclusive competition that is pitched at the correct level of challenge. I also cherish the opportunities that sport can deliver in promoting positive values, such as resilience, responsibility and integrity.
Within Games, I have been Head of Football, where I was an ISFA regional coach, and have coached rugby and cricket to a high level – including at the IAPS Rugby National Finals. I have also led on athletics, where I redesigned a programme to have an ‘athletics for all’ ethos, which had a hugely positive impact on participation and overall team achievement. I have coordinated competitive swimming teams and coached at the IAPS Swimming Championships. I am a qualified football and rugby referee and cricket umpire. I took these qualifications as I value the importance of running school fixtures to a high standard.
My current role as a House Parent has allowed me to lead on the day-to-day wellbeing of our pupils and promote positivity within our school. I currently manage a team of tutors and support tutors to promote high standards of behaviour and ensure a strong system of support is in place. This role requires me to have effective communication and strong organisational skills, especially when planning whole school events.
At Brighton College Bangkok, I am the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Coordinator, an extra-curricular activity that I have introduced here. I love outdoor education and would be delighted to develop it within my next position.
Six years ago, I left King’s House School and moved into international teaching to experience and embrace new cultures. I have gained a huge amount from my time overseas as a global citizen and I would love to share my knowledge and experiences with the pupils at my next school. My wife and I now have a young son and we are very excited to bring him to England, to be closer to family, and to contribute to an outstanding school.
I hope I have given you an insight into my experience and the role I can play at your school. I would love to speak in more detail should you be interested in an application from me.
A passionate and dedicated Physical Education practitioner with 10 years’ teaching experience, always focusing on both the development of ‘Fundamental Motor Skills’ and on the importance of having fun in PE lessons to encourage a lifelong participation in physical activity.