Lisa was, until summer 2011, the Partnership Development Manager (PDM) for the Toynbee School Sport Partnership based in Hampshire. Her role was a full time strategic management position responsible for developing and managing partnerships within and beyond education, in order to ensure that every young person matters in Physical Education (PE) and Sport.
Lisa trained as a secondary PE teacher at Exeter University and following achieving her 1st class honours degree, she has worked within education for 16 years. During her 10 years of PE teaching, Lisa progressed to subject leader before embarking on her work within the School Sport Partnership infrastructure. Now in her sixth year as Partnership Development Manager, an important aspect of her work involves linking with key strategic partners across the wider community. The collective aim is to ensure that all young people have access to ‘high quality’ PE, sport and physical activity opportunities.
Lisa believes in establishing positive and meaningful relationships with and between educational institutions and community providers, in order to create opportunities that reflect the demands of young people. By working in partnership, programmes can be put in place that are appropriate and engaging and encourage a ‘life-long’ commitment to sport and physical activity.
Lisa has always promoted the importance of creating ‘healthier futures’ by encouraging young people from an early age to play sport and be physically active. Lisa is passionate about the power of sport being used as a vehicle to promote better opportunities in life and is an active ambassador herself.
As of September 2012 Lisa will be taking on the role of ‘Senior Lecturer in Sports Policy and Strategic Development’ at Southampton Solent University, where one of her specialist units will be on sport development through strategic cross-sector partnerships
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