Ian joins ACG Tauranga as Head of Sport, PE and Health having held Senior leadership positions and subject specific positions in the UK and New Zealand. Ian obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in 2000 from Edge Hill University in the North West of England and went on to study a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Liverpool Hope University. Ian has a wealth of knowledge having taught for 19 years creating a classroom environment, which is supportive, challenging and promotes progress of the individual. Ian feels very passionately about teaching and aims to continue to provide a classroom atmosphere that fosters a high level of achievement, ultimately ensuring greater enjoyment is gained from study. Ian is a New Zealand Football C licence coach and in the UK system has a Level 2 Senior coaching qualification & Youth Module Football Association qualification. Whilst at Avondale College 2007-2012 in Auckland Ian was Director of Health and PE and was in charge of the Sports Academy. Ian Taught IGCSE, AS and A level PE theory. Ian finished in the top three for the Auckland Football competitions and 3rd in the New Zealand National Premier Girl’s Football tournament in 2008 winning Coach of the year and a Canterbury Coaching Scholarship award. Ian has worked for Everton Football Club as a Talent Identification scout, Teacher and Coach. Ian is looking forward to building upon the Sporting success at ACG Tauranga, increasing participation and adding additional sports to the offer from the Sports Department. Ian represented his school and County in Athletics, Cross Country, Football and Tennis. He ran for the North of England at 400m & 800m. Ian has mentored athletes to go on to scholarships in the USA and professional sports contracts such as Betsy Hassett (NZ All White- FIFA Women’s world cup 2011, 2015 & 2019, Olympics 2012 & 2016), Jasmine Pereira (U17 World Cup, All White 2016 Olympics) Mason Lino (NZ Warriors & Newcastle Knights NRL), Aaron Morley (Rochdale FC) and Dominic Kerrigan (Fleetwood Town). Ian also helped Betsy Hassett, Nadia Pearl and Hannah Hoeksema gain Athletics Scholarships to America.