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PE Authors

Believe it. Achieve it. With Oxford on your team.

PE Authors

Believe it. Achieve it. With Oxford on your team.

Meet your team of experienced and dedicated authors for Oxford PE.

Kirk Bizley

Kirk Bizley

Kirk is an experienced author, having written over 40 PE textbooks since Examining Physical Education was first published in 1995. Kirk has also spent many years as an examiner for GCSE PE, both as a Principal Moderator for the practical component of the course and as chief examiner. For 25 years, Kirk was a PE teacher and Head of PE at a rural comprehensive school. Here he drew on his experience as a textbook author and examiner to support his students and help them achieve success at GCSE.

Matthew Hunter

Matthew Hunter

Matthew has fostered a love of teaching and learning over 10 years at the highly achieving Roundwood Park School in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. During his career, Matthew has designed, resourced and delivered courses to many successful GCSE PE cohorts. He fully understands the demands that are placed on staff to deliver dynamic, engaging and differentiated lessons whether in a classroom or on the sports field. By writing resources for staff and students, he is hoping to support busy PE teachers and help their students reach their full potential.

Maarit Edy

Maarit Edy

Maarit has experience of teaching at two high-achieving secondary schools as Head of Department and Advanced Skills teacher. Throughout her teaching career, Maarit has delivered challenging, engaging and differentiated lessons to many highly successful GCSE PE students. She believes an inspiring and thought-provoking learning environment is important to engage all types of learners. By writing resources for both teaching staff and students, she hopes to encourage others to be successful and share her passion for sport and physical activity.

Michael Knight

Michael Knight

Until a few years ago, Michael worked at Peterborough Regional College, where he taught a range of sport and sport science qualifications at Level 1, 2 and 3. He is now a learning consultant in the private sector, but keeps in touch with developments in schools and colleges. Throughout Mike’s career he has made it his priority to support learners through engaging classroom sessions where they can appreciate the work place applications of what is being taught. He hopes that creating learning resources will allow him to help staff and learners successfully navigate their way through new qualifications.

Ben Hayward

Ben Hayward

Ben is an experienced teacher with a wealth of experience across education and within sports science. Ben has worked in Further Education colleges for over 15 years and currently teaches academy footballers at HND level as well as delivering Personal Training and Sports Massage courses for a private training provider. Ben draws on his of experience as a tennis coach, fitness trainer and qualified osteopath to deliver engaging and vocationally linked lessons for learners at all levels.