My name is Ryan Cartwright. I am an ex-professional cricketer/athlete, physical education teacher and sports coach with a specialisation in cricket. I am currently doing a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education), and I will be a fully qualified Life Orientation teacher in the Senior and FET (Further Education and Training) phase in December 2022.
I am passionate about people, sports, education and developing young leaders for our future. The impact my teachers and coaches had on my life and their influence has had a profound effect on how I have lived my life, how I deal with people and the relationships that I’ve built over my 30 years.
There is a special link between sports and education. There is so much learning and opportunity for growth in the sports field and that is something that consistently motivates me in making a positive impact on the learners that I am working with. I believe in looking after the needs of the individual that leaves a major impact on that child’s life is the priority. There is so much power we hold in education and that’s why I feel that it’s even more reason to use that power with responsibility. I believe that good people make good teachers and those good teachers are people that put others first.
I’d like to pursue teaching Physical Education and Life Orientation. My personal goals and aspirations include completing my PGCE this year (2022) and then working within a school with a vision, ambition and drive that equals or supersedes my own. I am a student of life and a life-long learner. I love a challenge and improving myself consistently, this is a huge part of my aspirations and therefore my personal development is crucial in continually progressing myself for me to be able to successfully provide a high-quality work ethic and service to those I work with and teach.
My experience in education has allowed me to build children up, creating an environment where individuals can express themselves, grow, and learn effectively. This was my goal all along. I believe strongly in effective communication and teaching children how to improve on their communication skills. Working within a school will allow me to make an impact on a personal level. It will also allow me to lead by example and be a positive role model in a child’s life. Sport has always been my platform; therefore, coaching has been at the forefront of my working relationships and connections with the people that I have worked with. I have over 10 years of sports coaching experience.
I would consider myself open-minded, honest, caring, and intuitive. I am a people person and passionate about growth and development. Teaching speaks to my interpersonal qualities, besides creating an environment for children to learn within their lives. I’d like to think that my classroom is not bound by its four walls or the boundaries of the field, but rather making the world their classroom, learning in as many facets of their lives. This leads to good human beings, not just students, being present in a world that is forever changing, and finding their voice and power to change the world in their vision.
The passion for what I do is seen by those around me, creating an environment that always leads to an unquenchable thirst for growth. I want to help build foundations for children to use and flourish from. Everyone has the potential to be great, they just need some help. I like to view it as a fire that I have within that will spread to all the children I teach and coach. My purpose has always been to change the world, I guess that world is not my generation's world but the generations to come.
I am currently employed at a private school in White River, South Africa, called Uplands. I work with children from the ages of 5 to 18. I am a physical education teacher, and sports coach, with a specialised focus on cricket. I have the role of Head of Cricket at Uplands Preparatory School (ages 5 to 13) and manage the cricket operations within the Preparatory School. I also coach cricket at the College (ages 14 to 18) and have been completing my teaching practice there too. I teach Life Orientation (PHSE, Life Skills).
I am looking at potentially immigrating to another country, particularly Europe or the United Kingdom, but am also open to other options abroad.
Head of Cricket, Cricket Specialist, Sports Coach, PE Teacher
24 year old masters student at Stellenbosch University.
Currently Employed at SACS High School as a Cricket and Rugby Coach.
Highest qualifications include an honours degree from Rhodes Univeristy, and a certificate in Sports Business Management from the University of Cape Town.
Entering my fifth (5th) year of sports coaching experience.
Previous working experience includes being employed at St. Andrew's College (Grahamstown) as a Resident Sports and Pastoral Assistant.
Resident Sports and Boarding Assistant
Cape Town, South Africa
I am highly motivated and progress-focused with a long-standing background in the school sports industry. With a track record of initiative and dependability in managing and leading sports teams and departments, I have introduced and implemented strategic initiatives like the Long-Term Athlete Development philosophy. I am equally proficient in leading and driving a high-performance programme.
Throughout the course of my career, I have learned much about sports management operations and leadership. I am a capable and consistent problem-solver skilled at prioritizing and managing projects with proficiency.
My educational background has given me a solid understanding of the joys and sorrows of working with young people. I enjoy interactions with them on the sports field and in class, as it provides me with special opportunities to act as mentor and apply good values. I am progressive minded and in tune with the latest trends in my field of sports management and leadership. I have proven to be effective and collaborative with strong teamwork talents. I enjoy collective brainstorming sessions which allow me to coordinate activities to achieve goals.
Please take a moment to review my attached resume and credentials. The thread that holds my CV together is my passion for growth and gaining knowledge through experience.
I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak with you regarding my candidacy.
Former Director of Sport
Johannesburg, South Africa
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
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)  PGCE Physical Education and Sport (Loughborough)  M(Sc) Sports Management (Loughborough) 
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.
AD/HoD/PE and SPORT primary and secondary specialist subject teacher.
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.
My name is Andrew Thompson; I am a qualified physical education teacher. I was born and raised in the UK, completing my GCSE's and A level's before progressing onto Manchester Metropolitan University to study sports coaching and development. After taking a year away from my studies to work in a school, I completed my teaching certificate in physical education at Wolverhampton University.
My teaching career began at Madeley Academy, where I was the lead physical education teacher for students aged 16-18 years old. My educational journey has moved me to teach in Beijing, China. I have over 15 years of experience in schools with diverse expertise in shaping students' lifetime success with physical education and curriculum activities. I have held positions as head of department, grade level leader, assistant activities and athletics director and director of activities and sport. During my free time, my passions are sport and my family.
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.
Coaching and teaching sport has always been an incentive of mine from a young age, as I have been given countless opportunities to participate in sports at various levels, and complete numerous coaching qualifications. Sport within a scholastic setting is very much person centred, with positive interactions vital for student’s success and development of knowledge, skills, and desire to achieve and excel. Coaching will allow me to create an environment where students’ build character, developing personal attributes and engage more in the theoretical underpinnings of sport. The knowledge I have gained within my BSc Coaching and Sport Science degree (Nottingham Trent University) has allowed me to take a step back and critically think about how to students learn, with a large portion of a successful environment coming from the coach themselves. I believe I have the attributes to make a difference, engaging students to learn and benefit from sport. Furthermore, the challenges I have overcome in my degrees have prepared me for the workload and pressures of coaching within a scholastic or professional setting.
My current postgraduate degree within Loughborough University in MSc Strength and Conditioning, has vastly improved my coaching ability and knowledge specifically within training athletes the fundamentals in S&C. Modules within injury prevention, neuromuscular training, and applied S&C science has allowed me to put my theoretical understanding into my coaching. I’m currently a part of an intern program within Loughborough Sport women’s BUCS rugby and basketball team, in which I plan periodized training programs which focus on developing sport specific training practices, run S&C on training and match days, and run small rehabilitation sessions on Mondays. I also provide S&C and warmups for the Loughborough Sport Women’s COE rugby group, where these specific athletes are training to become Loughborough Lightening athletes with some playing at a professional level. The experience I have will suit the Sports Professional role as I’m consistently helping develop athletes to their full potential.
Other coaching experience and qualifications I have such as level 1 coaching in football, level 2 in dodgeball and Gold SSLSA (40+ coaching hours within school PE department) have allowed me to connect and develop key interpersonal relationship qualities and develop administrative and pastoral skills highly relevant for this role. Also, knowledge and experience playing in hockey, rugby, and netball as well as a vast interest in Olympic sports will prepare me for the challenges I will face and overcome in my future career.
Aside from my teaching experience, I have also worked as front of house using my communication and teamwork skills, working with others to provide a happy and helpful service to customers. I am confident in what I do, committed to my development as an effective coach. My future will be to continue coaching in a highly respectful sport environment, developing my expertise, with the option of completing a PGCE (sport) course.
My philosophy of coaching is believing the best way to coach someone is to see them as a person. Not a sprinter, rugby player, nor an athlete – a person. Well-being and personal biopsychospiritual homeostasis is paramount within developing a young person’s qualities. I believe sport can offer an opportunity for young people to develop skills and prepare them for life outside of sport and school. A coach can have an everlasting impact on a student’s life, and I adhere to creating an environment where students fully engage and enjoy the qualities sport provides.
I hope this personal statement takes into consideration the passion I have to grow and develop into the best practitioner I can be.
After a professional sporting career lasting over 18 years, I successfully transitioned into coaching both locally and professionally . Over the last 10 years of coaching, I have positively impacted young students that are currently playing sports at semi-professional, professional and international levels. Coaching has provided me with the opportunity to work with young people of mixed genders and all age groups, from various social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ranging from summer camps and school tours/ ECA's to working in Elite Professional Football Academies.
Having recently completed my Master’s degree in performance coaching, alongside teachers and coaches of Tennis, Netball, Rugby and Cycling from around the world, it further substantiated my belief that there are numerous similarities and transferable skills between high performance coaching and teaching.
As such, 18 months ago, I successfully applied for a sports coaching role with Kellett British International School, Hong Kong. The sports coach role quickly developed into a PE Coaching role, split between the Co-educational; (Prep) Pok Fu Lam campus and the larger (All Through) Kowloon Bay campus, that develops students aged 4 to 18. Whereby my positive character, interpersonal skills, organisation and collaboration into the departments, garnered trust for me to both assist and lead multi-sports PE, Games, Extra- Curricular activities and teams, on and off both campuses.
I believe that my passion to become a qualified teacher of Physical Education, in addition to my experience, skills and background, make me an excellent potential candidate for Coaching/Graduate Assistant sporting roles.
I am conscientious in my duties and work well within a team environment, however I am also experienced and confident enough to use initiative and take a proactive approach to supporting the needs of staff and pupils, qualities that I feel, should, align with the vision and ethos of any potential employers.
It would be a pleasure to further share with you and elaborate on my previous experiences. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at +852 93303617 or email at email@example.com .
Thank you for your consideration,
PE Coach, Sports Coach, PE Assistant, Trainee Teacher
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.
An accomplished professional with extensive experience and finely honed abilities in sport, education, and management, I possess a breadth of experience, knowledge and talents that will allow me to contribute toward the success of sports programmes.
As a successful sport- and businessperson, it’s been my privilege to have developed and implemented strategies where sports and physical activity have been central to the development of student-athletes.
Throughout my career, I have relied on supporting people and teams to achieve organisational objectives. Furthermore, my immersive and passionate nature, and commitment to people development, position me to make a significant contribution to institutions that I am engaged with.
The following demonstrate my qualification:
Helped establish the Balderstone Sports Institute and managed many initiatives that have resulted in organisational growth. BSI is a high-performance sports institute that focuses on whole-person development.
A leader who thinks strategically and manage implementation, as evidenced in many of my previous roles.
My experience, as a critical thinker with problem-solving ability who works collaboratively with colleagues, has been an important skill in the provision of the multi-faceted requirements of high-performance sport and education provision.
In addition to my significant sport and education management experience, I have played and coached sports to a high level and standard.
My proven dedication to organisational success through my expert knowledge of sport and education, and people development will contribute immensely to the success of school sport programmes.
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.