Senior Lecturer in Physical Education
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Grant’s route into Physical Education began after graduating with a BSc Sport Science and Management degree from Nottingham Trent University, followed by a PGCE in Secondary Physical Education from Newman University.
Grant started his role in the department of Education and Social Work at Birmingham City University in 2017, having taught Physical Education for 13 years, four of which as a head of department of a large secondary school and sixth form.
Grant holds a number of coaching qualifications across a range of sports which has helped support his teaching career and has also enabled him to support colleagues’ subject knowledge in school. He has a large amount of experience teaching all areas of core Physical Education from key stage one through to key stage four. He taught and managed the theory element of Physical Education, teaching and creating schemes of work for GCSE and A-Level Physical Education, BTEC Sport level two and three, OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Science and the OCR Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity. His area of expertise whilst teaching these courses were the anatomy and physiology and exercise physiology modules.
Alongside his teaching commitments, Grant has managed the Duke of Edinburgh’s award at his places of employment since 2009. He has supported thousands of students to complete their award and has managed and ran over 40 expeditions. In 2016 Grant was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet HRM The Duke of Edinburgh to celebrate the success of the award. He is the current manager of the award at Birmingham City University.
Grant’s personal interests are health and physical activity. He played national league volleyball for seven years and is also a keen golfer. His main passion outside of university is running, where he runs in road and trail events ranging from 5km to ultramarathons.
Grant has had four papers published by the Association for Physical Education journal “Physical Education Matters”. Three papers related to the Primary Sport premium and the fourth to the engagement of trainees in PE on a primary initial teacher education course. Grant has been invited to talk about his research in a number of conferences and meetings.