I graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2000, with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science. I qualified as a teacher of Physical Education at the University of Otago, College of Education, New Zealand in 2001 and I completed a Masters in Education through the Open University in 2014. I joined the British School of Beijing in 2012 after teaching for 10 years in the UK and I am now the Head of Secondary PE. I have taught PE at Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as GCSE PE. This year I set up the IB Sport, Exercise and Health Science course and I am looking forward to teaching it for the first time at BSB.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching and aim to give students the opportunity to learn and improve their knowledge, skills and understanding of physical education. I am passionate about keeping students active and providing the foundations for lifelong participation in physical activity, as well as giving students the opportunity to compete and represent BSB. Physical Education is not just about playing sport and there are opportunities to extend students in the classroom through GCSEs and IB course. Throughout my teaching at BSB I have enjoyed working with some outstanding students and I look forward to further developing a PE programme that will ensure all students reach their potential.
In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching most sports, football and rugby in particular. I also like to travel and experience different cultures. I live in Shunyi with my wife, who is also a BSB teacher and my son.