Mr Matt Coad- Associate Assistant Principal, Deep Learning

I have recently joined Outwood Academy Ripon in September 2018 as the Associate Assistant Principal as well as Teacher of PE. My responsibilities in Deep Learning include, the quality of teaching and learning and the training of our ITT students under the lead of the Assistant Principal.

I gained my PGCE in teaching through what was then Leeds Metropolitan University and trained in 2 schools in the Harrogate area. My first teaching role was at Nidderdale High School as a Teacher of PE, which I spent 5 years at before I made the move to come to Outwood Academy Ripon.

I have lived in Ripon most of my life so have a real passion for delivering an outstanding education for all young people in this area as I feel it is hugely important in developing life chances for when they move into adult life. I strive to make PE as enjoyable and competitive as it needs to be to promote life long participation for all students as I believe it has great positive impacts on people, socially, mentally and physically and thrive on the challenge to achieve this and help in students achiving their maximum potential.