About Us

Beyond the Physical are a team of education specialists who support teachers, coaches and school staff to deliver high-quality Physical Education.  We provide bespoke CPD, in-depth subject support, accredited courses, resources, on demand lessons and much more.  All our consultants have had careers as school teachers and leaders, and more recently in the Football Association's PE Unit.  We are an approved 1st4Sport organisation and our CPD is approved by the Association for Physical Education's Professional Development Board.  

Some of the organisations we work with

"That was a great session! In school, I hated PE and I had no coordination or balance. I was dreading today. The poor experience I had myself at school meant I was really unsure today. But honestly this was my favourite session so far and we have had some great lectures and guest speakers" 

- Primary teacher trainee at the University of Hull describing the Beyond the Physical 'Preparation for PE Award'

"We can see there's a lot more focus in terms of what skills we're teaching the children, and that there's a progression across the school as well, and that makes a difference to the children's coordination, their fundamental skills, and it's just changed the way we teach PE really, it's made a huge difference

- Headteacher, Christ the King Primary School, Leeds, describing the impact of our 'PE Subject Review' intervention at the school

Our Team

Ben Merry

Ben is an ex-primary school teacher, senior leader and PE subject lead. Ben believes in providing equal opportunities for all children to participate in physical activity and physical education. Ben lives in Bristol with his partner and two children.  

Paul Quinn

Over the past three years, Paul has delivered PE training to coaches and teachers up and down the country as part of the FA PE Unit. Prior to this - after graduating from Leeds Becket in 2006 - Paul spent 15+ years working in PE in the Primary, Secondary and FE sectors. Paul is passionate about the importance of pupil choice and voice both in curriculum design and lesson delivery. 

Steve Waide

Steve is a qualified teacher, with experience in school leadership, ITT and teaching across all key stages. His current PE passion is visual learning, the impact of hooks and themes. Steve is based in Leeds where he lives with his wife and two children. He coaches football at Leeds Beckett University and his grassroots club, NEL Juniors.

Jess Allatt

Jess works within our partner schools delivering high quality PE lessons. She recently qualified as a teacher at Leeds Beckett University. Jess supports with our course delivery and administration.

Gerard Quinn

Gerard is responsible for the internal verification of our Sports Leaders/AfPE courses. Gerard is an experienced former teacher and brings a wealth of knowledge to the organisation.

James Turner

James is our videographer and responsible for filming for our learning themes, testimonials and clips to support teachers. James is also a qualified teacher having worked in Primary Schools for six years.

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