Dan Lane – Head of Sport

Dan studied Sports Science at Swansea University and completed his PGCE at Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC). He moved to London for his NQT year, where he then taught for five years in an all boys sports college in south London.

Dan has played and coached at numerous rugby clubs in London. He is acquainted with both the ACE and DPP programmes, run by the professional clubs, and the coaching formats that are associated with these clubs. He has various other coaching badges in football, cricket and swimming. Dan also holds a Personal Training certificate.

“The challenge of setting up a sports department from nothing was something that I couldn’t resist. To be able to drive enthusiasm for physical fitness, passion for sporting competition and develop a love of physical activity in an inner city London school is a daily challenge, but it is a challenge that I love. Winning trophies, introducing our comprehensive intake to sports like rowing and fencing, establishing The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, running an strength and conditioning programme and introducing the elite sportsmen to a psychological training programme are the things I am most proud of, to date.”

 

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