Ben Merry

Personal statement

Ben joined Bath Spa University in 2021 and is a Lecturer in Primary and Early Years English and Physical Education (PE). He leads the PGCE Primary and Early Years PE specialism.

Before joining the University, Ben worked for The Football Association as a Regional PE and Coaching in Education Coordinator, providing PE training to teachers and students in Initial Teacher Education. He has also been a Behaviour Change Coordinator for Education at the national charity Sustrans, supporting young people and families to increase their levels of physical activity.

As a teacher, Ben was a Senior Leader and PE Coordinator in a primary school for seven years. Ben’s research interests include the use of assessment for learning in Primary PE lessons and skill acquisition.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) English and Geography
  • PGCE Primary Education

Professional memberships

  • Association for Physical Education
  • International Physical Literacy Association

Other external roles

  • Educational Consultant

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