What's the purpose of PEASY?
PEASY is a professional learning community on a global scale. It's a place for PE and youth sport professionals to come for some thought-provoking professional development of a different kind.
Here you will find content produced by people with a real understanding of what it is like to work in our industry. These are people who are driven to improve the provision they offer for the young people they work with but at the same time know what is realistic and understand the challenges we face in our industry. Much of what you'll find here is a result of years of experience, from people who are good enough to share it.
We are offering our community a platform to share their good practice, their ideas and their philosophies and giving others a chance to offer their own perspectives by joining in the discussion.
Anyone from our industry is welcome to join the community and get involved. We believe diversity is the key to progress.
We really hope you can take something from PEASY either as a reader, by joining in the discussions or by being one of our wonderful contributors.
Carl is Head of PE and Games at Sherborne Senior School in Doha, Qatar. Having trained to be a PE teacher in the West Midlands, England, Carl's first school saw him variously perform roles as Head of Boys PE and Head of Sixth Form over a seven year period.
A role with Aspire Academy for sporting excellence took Carl to Qatar in 2013, where he was a Head Coach for multi-skill development and involved in talent identification.
Qatar has been his home ever since. Moving on from Aspire Academy after a two year stint led to working at Nord Anglia International School Al Khor before taking up his current role at Sherborne in 2018.
During his career Carl has worked with students of all school ages, delivering various curricula. In addition he has many years of experience teaching examination PE, in particular GCSE PE, iGCSE PE and A Level PE.
He aims for his current department to be pioneers in good practice in PE and youth sport, and set up PEASY as a way to share the progress his department is making as well as inviting other like-minded professional to share their own experiences.
Physical Education Teacher with over 10 years of experience in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, South East Asia and China. Experience of KS3 PE Coordinator and a leader of IGCSE PE. Football Coach, previously coaching to a regional and national level in Doha, Qatar.
Nathan is happy to be contacted on; firstname.lastname@example.org or @NWalkerPE on Twitter.
Lewis gained a BA (Hons) in Secondary Physical Education with QTS at Leeds Metropolitan University and was actively involved in school-based research around Psychology, Physical Education and Weight Management throughout his studies.
After five years as a PE Teacher and Pastoral Year Leader in the UK, Lewis moved to British School Manila, Philippines as Director of Sport and Activities.
Lewis implemented a fully inclusive After School Activities (ASA) Programme at BSM and he leads a diverse team of staff and coaches to deliver a broad range of high-quality ASAs to students of all ages and abilities.
Lewis is also Head of Well-Being at BSM, a role that focuses on supporting the mental health of students, staff and the wider school community.
As the current Chair of FOBISIA Sport and PE, Lewis regularly works with over seventy member schools in the region to develop PE, Sport and Well-being practices through effective coaching and pedagogy.
Lewis has a keen interest in researching and developing Physical Literacy practices to support children to develop at all ages.
Lewis will join The Alice Smith School, KL, Malaysia for the 2020/21 academic year.
Alan is PE, Health & Well-Being Curriculum Leader at the British School Manila.
Alan is an accomplished and enthusiastic educator with over 20 years’ experience, who takes great pride in building successful departments, coaching teams and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to all students. He demonstrates success in teaching, motivating and enthusing students whilst maintaining high levels of interest and achievement. Alan is a life-long learner, avid reader and advocate of research based practice. He is well organised with a good sense of humour, passionate about education.
Alan has twins aged 10, is married to Rebekah Russell who is Head of Senior at British School Manila. He worked in the UK for seven years before embarking on his international career which has seen him teach in Spain, Qatar and the Philippines.
Alan will be moving to the British International School Riyadh in August to lead the PE team at the new school in the Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh.
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Neil Rollings is the Chairman of the Professional Association of Directors of Sport in Independent Schools (www.padsis.com). He is also Managing Director of Independent Coach Education, the UK’s biggest provider of training, recruitment and advisory services in school sport (www.independentcoacheducation.co.uk)
Greg founded and is the Director of the Centre for Physical Education, Sport and Activity at Kingston University (CPESA). His career has afforded him opportunity to work with pre-schoolers through to post-grads. He led PE departments in 3 London Schools, before moving into HE.
He is also the Co-Founder of miMove, the world’s first app designed specifically to help young people develop a physical activity habit. It is currently free to support the huge effort teachers are making to help their students stay active during the pandemic - mimoveapp.com. You can contact Greg on Twitter @Greg_Dryer
Tom is Director of Sport at Harrow International School, Bangkok, a leading British international boarding school. Having previously worked in the UK and as Director of Sport in the Middle East, he founded the British International School games of Qatar (BISQ) collaborating with other British schools in the region to produce the inaugural and largest international school games in the country.
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Ryan is a Physical Educator teaching in the East of England. Since achieving his Masters Degree in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy from the University of Bedfordshire, Ryan has been working to challenge the discourses around Primary Physical Education.
Jess is Director of Sport at Dulwich College Suzhou and was previously Head of PE at the same school. Jess is experienced in curriculum development and the implementation of educational technology for performance enhancement.
Having been a Head of Sport, Hear of Year and Head of academic PE, she whole heartedly believes in educating the whole child and that within and outside of the sporting context, ‘range’ is fundamental to skill development and mental stimulation.
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