Kieran Clark

Head of Lower School PE teacher

  • Date Joined: 23rd June 2020
I am an accomplished senior teacher and sports specialist with 25 years’ experience in delivering innovative programmes of sporting activities within an Education environment and I am currently seeking new and challenging ways to utilise a transferable skillset that encompasses excellent communication skill, strong leadership qualities and a solid work ethic.

Just as students should never stop learning and developing new skills, I believe this is also true of educators, coaches and administrators; I have always sought to enhance, improve and update my own practice through continuous professional development and a variety of volunteering roles at major sporting events including Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

I have a lifelong passion for sport, both as a competitor and as a teacher and administrator, and have developed strong leadership and motivational skills throughout my career; I also have experience at dealing with budgets and building positive relationship with colleagues and key stakeholders across a wide spectrum of sports.
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Key Skills & Competencies:

Leadership: Valuable experience of leading from the front, keeps a calm and clear head under pressure, has highly-developed leadership and mentoring skills.

Planning and Organisation: A highly-organised and analytical sporting administrator who constantly demonstrates the ability to multi-task and maintain a clear focus.

Communication: Displays strong inter-personal skills and is confident and assured in communicating clear messages and conveying key information to students, colleagues and external bodies.

Personal Drive: Self-motivated individual who throws himself whole-heartedly into every challenge and is meticulous is seeing projects through from start to finish; always willing to take on extra responsibilities.

Teamwork: Understands the value of working together to achieve a collective goal and has gained a wealth of experience from collaborating with colleagues, volunteers and external organisations.

Managing Relationships: Trustworthy and honest, has proven track record of developing and managing relationships and is committed to helping young people achieve their full potential.

Software Expertise: Proficient in the use of a range of computer software, including Microsoft and Google packages, has embraced current technical challenges around online and virtual learning, and is quick to adapt to new systems

Budget Control: Comfortable dealing with departmental budgets and recognises the importance of delivering targets within financial parameters.
Kieran Clark

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • Linkedin Learning : Project Management;

    Linkedin Learning
    Project Management;
    2020

  • Duolingo: Learning How To Learn Duolingo - French

    Duolingo
    Learning How To Learn Duolingo - French
    2020

  • Association of Project Managers : PFQ Award

    Association of Project Managers
    PFQ Award
    2018

  • PRINCE 2: PFQ; PRINCE 2 Foundation

    PRINCE 2
    PFQ; PRINCE 2 Foundation
    2018

  • UK Coaching: UK Coaching - Coaching Others To Coach

    UK Coaching
    UK Coaching - Coaching Others To Coach
    2018

  • UK Anti-Doping : Clean Coach and Clean Sport Advisor

    UK Anti-Doping
    Clean Coach and Clean Sport Advisor
    2018

  • NGB Coaching Certificates: Rugby Level 1

    NGB Coaching Certificates
    Rugby Level 1
    2010

  • NGB Coaching Certificates: RFU Foundation Rugby Referee

    NGB Coaching Certificates
    RFU Foundation Rugby Referee
    2010

  • NGB Coaching Certificates: NCA Cricket Teachers

    NGB Coaching Certificates
    NCA Cricket Teachers
    2010

  • NGB Coaching Certificates: NCA Cricket Teachers

    NGB Coaching Certificates
    NCA Cricket Teachers
    2010

  • NGB Coaching Certificates: Hockey Umpire Level

    NGB Coaching Certificates
    Hockey Umpire Level
    2010

  • NGB Coaching Certificates: Hockey Level 1

    NGB Coaching Certificates
    Hockey Level 1
    2010

  • NGB Coaching Certificates: FA Teachers

    NGB Coaching Certificates
    FA Teachers
    2010

  • NGB Coaching Certificates: Badminton Leaders

    NGB Coaching Certificates
    Badminton Leaders
    2010

  • NGB Coaching Certificates: Athletics Teaching Certificate

    NGB Coaching Certificates
    Athletics Teaching Certificate
    2010

  • NCVO: NCVO - Best Practice in Volunteer Management

    NCVO
    NCVO - Best Practice in Volunteer Management
    2010

  • Other Qualifications: A Level Teaching in Anatomy & Physiology

    Other Qualifications
    A Level Teaching in Anatomy & Physiology
    2010

  • Other Qualifications: Exercise Physiology

    Other Qualifications
    Exercise Physiology
    2010

  • Other Qualifications: New & Aspiring Heads of Department

    Other Qualifications
    New & Aspiring Heads of Department
    2010

  • University of Brighton: PGCE Secondary Physical Education

    University of Brighton
    PGCE Secondary Physical Education
    1995

  • Edge Hill University  College: BSc (Hons) Physical Education & Geography

    Edge Hill University College
    BSc (Hons) Physical Education & Geography
    1991

  • St Cuthbert’s High School: A Levels Maths, Geography, Economics

    St Cuthbert’s High School
    A Levels Maths, Geography, Economics
    1987

Career History

  • IAAF World Championships, London

    IAAF World Championships, London
    Volunteer
    2017 – 2017

  • Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

    Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
    Relations Assistant
    2014 – 2014

  • Olympics and Paralympics, London

    Olympics and Paralympics, London
    Volunteer
    2012 – 2012

  • Derby Grammar School

    Derby Grammar School
    Head of Lower School / Head of House / PE Teacher
    2006 – Present

  • Harry Carlton School

    Harry Carlton School
    PE Teacher/Sports Coordinator
    2001 – 2005

  • Robert Sutton RC School

    Robert Sutton RC School
    PE/Geography Teacher
    1997 – 2000

  • Nottingham Bluecoat School

    Nottingham Bluecoat School
    PE Teacher
    1996 – 1997

  • Heathfield High School

    Heathfield High School
    PE Teacher
    1996 – 1996

  • Bushloe High School

    Bushloe High School
    Geography Teacher
    1995 – 1995

  • PGL Young Adventure, Freetime Leisure

    PGL Young Adventure, Freetime Leisure
    Sport & Outdoor Activities Instructor
    1990 – 1991

  • PGL Young Adventure, Freetime Leisure

    PGL Young Adventure, Freetime Leisure
    Sport & Outdoor Activities Instructor
    1988 – 1988

Key Achievements

  • Fifteen years’ experience in senior roles at an Independent School with a roll of around 250 pupils
  • Responsible for leading a team of 6-8 staff and developing House system
  • Developing and implementing a sports curriculum focused on learning, wellbeing and cultivating peer relationships
  • Promoting all sporting activities for the student body
  • Liaising with external sporting organisations in the delivery of a wide and varied curriculum
  • Managing departmental budget and driving sponsorship and promotional activities
  • Developing internal and external relationships to identify opportunities for developing sport and welfare
  • Created a ‘team’ ethos within the department and successfully integrated volunteers into the sports environment
  • Co-led a 2019 expedition to Tanzania and successfully delivered a project teaching Maths, English and Sport to over 400 pupils
  • Supported a group of 17 pupils to climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  • At London Olympics and IAAF Championships, acted as volunteer driver, providing a high level of service in transporting high-ranking officials from National Organising Committees from hotels to venues across the city
  • At Glasgow 2014 worked in team support role with the Sri Lankan team within the Athletes Village
  • Built positive relationships with Sri Lankan officials, athletes and support staff to ensure all training, competition and accommodation needs were met
  • Accepted as Volunteer to work with Team England in a team support role at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

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