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Jordan Wintle

Associate Head of School - Outreach & Engagement

I initially came into education due to my passion for my subject. I quickly became aware that the real rewards in this industry come from seeing people grow and develop.


I have worked in education since 2005, initially as a secondary school teacher (physical education) and subsequently as a head of department. I moved into higher education in 2014, teaching and leading programmes aligned with physical education and sports coaching. I am now part of the School of Education and Science leadership team with specific oversight for our outreach and engagement with our industry partners.


  • Professional Doctorate in Sport & Exercise, University of Gloucestershire. (ongoing – complete 2024-25) – Lifestyle activities in secondary physical education: an avenue to meaningful experiences?
  • Postgraduate Certificate by Research – Youth Physical Activity Promotion, University of Gloucestershire, 2018
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Secondary Education – Distinction, University of Gloucestershire, 2006
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Education with Business Management -2:1, University of Gloucestershire, 2004


  • Student Led Staff Awards 2016 – Most Inspiring Lecturer
  • Student Led Staff Awards 2018 – Most Engaging Module
  • University Teaching Fellow 2019
  • Student Led Staff Awards 2023 – Most Engaging Module

Membership of professional bodies

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE) – 2018

Teaching & Research


I have taught across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes relating to physical education, teacher education, and sports coaching, with a particular interest in innovative methods of teaching and coaching that lead to higher levels of motivation and engagement. I have regularly supervised research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, utilising both qualitative and quantitative methods with a particular interest in action research. I particularly enjoy practical delivery and real-world experiences that aim to connect theory to practice.


My main area of research sits around physical education curriculum design and teaching approaches as well as teacher development. Particularly aligned with the recent body of work around meaningful physical education, my current doctorate project involved the implementation of lifestyle sports in physical education, collecting data from both pupils and teachers to understand better how these types of activities (e.g. parkour) could influence pupils’ enjoyment of their physical education lessons.

I have also played a pivotal role in large-scale research projects such as the Erasmus Active Games 4 Change Project, where sport and active games were used as a rehabilitation method for young offenders.


More publications from Jordan Wintle can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

  • Canterbury Christchurch University – External Examiner – Foundation Degree Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport and BA (Hons) ‘top up’ Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport – 2023-ongoing
  • Brighton University – External Examiner BA(Hons) Physical Education with QTS – 2018-2023

Subject for media interview

  • Physical education and youth sport
  • Higher Education