Ms Amy Bywater

Lecturer of Physical Education

Email address: A.Bywater@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 323324 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport & Human Sciences Areas of expertise: Physical Education

About

Amy is a Lecturer of Physical Education at the University of Wolverhampton. Her research interests currently lie in how teachers construct quality for themselves in Secondary Physical Education, at the start of the thesis phase of her Doctorate in Education. Prior to becoming a university lecturer in January 2017, Amy taught PE across Key Stages 1-5 as well as the early years, in state, academy and independent schools. Immediately prior to joining the University of Wolverhampton, Amy worked as Head of PE and Head of House at Chase Grammar School in Cannock. In this role, Amy encouraged a holistic approach to Physical Education across the school, while continuing studies part-time for a Master’s degree in Education.

 

Amy’s initial academic education began with a BSc in Sport and Physical Education at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (now Cardiff’s Metropolitan University). Following this, she continued studies for her PGCE in Secondary Physical Education and on completion and a return home to Worcestershire, the Masters in Education at Worcester University, whilst starting in her first PE teaching role at Madeley Academy in Telford. Studies have now continued and after successful completion of the taught phase of the Doctorate as mentioned above, the thesis phase has begun, for completion in 2020.

 

Amy has an extensive range of coaching experiences as well as camp managing experience in the UK and abroad. Various coaching qualifications, volunteering experiences and awards have reflected this over a period of thirteen years. Personally, Amy enjoys participating in a range of sports and physical activities, with early passions particularly for hockey and running. Teaching was a passion decided on early in her career, where she now hopes to instil this enthusiasm in students who will enter the profession in future.

Research interests

Teachers’ perceptions of quality in secondary physical education’

Qualifications

MAED – Masters in Education

PGCE – Secondary Physical Education

BSc – Sport and Physical Education

2015

2012

2011

Previous professional experience

prior to joining the University of Wolverhampton, Amy worked as Head of PE and Head of House at Chase Grammar School in Cannock. In this role, Amy encouraged a holistic approach to Physical Education across the school, while continuing studies part-time for a Master’s degree in Education.

 

Further information

Amy now works in the as Lecturer of Physical Education in the Institute of Sport. This involves teaching on 8 different modules throughout Semesters 1 and 2 across the three years of study at Undergraduate level. This includes module leadership on the Introduction to teaching module in year 1 as well as a range of issues in physical education concerned with both primary and secondary education. Marking and moderating are key features of this role as well as research commitments which Amy is entering into now for the first time in her career.

 

Amy also contributes to outreach events for the University with local partners.