Originally from the South of England, Rob Taylor earned his BA QTS, in Physical Education from the University of Southampton. He enjoys keeping fit and participating in sport, and in his younger days played semi pro soccer for Havant and Waterlooville FC, in the Conference league.
I'm originally from the South of England and this is where I studied and received my BED with QTS, in Physical Education from the University of Chichester. I enjoy keeping fit and participating in sport and one of my passions in my younger days was playing soccer where I was fortunate to play semi pro for Havant and Waterlooville FC. My first job was in a high school in the midlands where I stayed for five years. I also continued my love of playing soccer and cricket for Uttoxeter Town. I then moved back down South to progress my career by taking up a Head of Department position at a large secondary school with ten in my department whilst teaching my second subject Math’s. This was a great challenge and I have used the experience to improve and develop my teaching and leadership skills. After meeting my now wife, we then moved back to the midlands where I took up another Head of Department position in a middle school (yrs5-8). It was here that I rebuilt an ailing PE department whilst supporting the Math department which helped the school to become renowned throughout the area and brought students in from outside areas to participate in our rigorous curriculum and extensive extra curricular activities.
I have been teaching at British International School of Washington since 2010. I took the leadership role as Head of PE which quickly developed into the Director of Sport. In 2016 I took up the role as the assistant Head of Upper Secondary and have been constantly trying to explore a wide range of learning experiences for 14-16yr old students. Over time my involvement in teaching PE has declined and I now focus more on making a difference on a different scale.
I am also a proud parent to two boys who are 7yrs and 9yrs old. My wife and I love living near the nations capital and the life we can provide for our children here. We didn’t plan to stay this long but the constant development of BISW has ensured that it is an exciting journey to be a part of.