Jenny Fitchie
BA (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport

From student teacher to teaching students

A First Class degree, a PGCE and a passion for inspiring a lifelong love of sport in all children gave Jenny Fitchie the edge when it came to securing a job in the competitive world of PE teaching.

She successfully applied to Liverpool’s prestigious and selective Bluecoat School where she took on the role of Teacher of Girls’ PE. Six months later, she was put in charge of Girls’ PE and rose to the added challenges of planning the department’s work and managing other staff while still completing her NQT year. Jenny has continued to develop as a PE practitioner, enhancing her managerial and leadership skills, and has recently gained further promotion to Subject Coordinator for Physical Education. In addition to her existing responsibilities, Jenny is now responsible for the Year 11 GCSE cohort as well as exam data and interventions, taking her a step closer to reaching her career goal of becoming Head of PE.

“My philosophy of Physical Education revolves around the physical, mental and emotional development of young people that hopefully leads to lifelong physical activity. My aim is to be a role model and someone who inspires young people in and through PE. Every child has the right to enjoy, fully participate and succeed in PE and sport regardless of their ability.”

Jenny Fitchie