Paul Rigby - Future Tech Studio

Paul Rigby
Director of Personal
I entered the teaching profession whilst working for Adidas
coaching football around the UK. I decided to undertake a
PGCE at Liverpool Hope University. On completion of my
PGCE I gained a position of Physical Education teacher at
Irlam and Cadishead College. I was promoted to Head of Year
and then further promoted to Curriculum Leader for Physical
Previous Role
As Curriculum Leader for PE I line managed a team of 9
teachers, moving a satisfactory department to an outstanding one as mentioned by Ofsted in their most
recent inspection of ICC. With 100% pass rates at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. I forged links with the
Manchester United Foundation to create the North West’s first 6th form football academy. With successful
pupils leaving ICC to head to the USA to complete football scholarships at Universities. I also worked as a
UEFA A licenced football coach at Manchester City’s Academy.
Role at the Future Tech Studio
As Director of Personal Coaching it will be my job to develop and implement a structure of internal coaching
and learning support to ensure students achieve their potential. I will work in collaboration with curriculum
staff to ensure academic achievement is complimented by personal development. In addition, I will be
responsible for the identification and development of effective business partnerships to ensure all learners
are provided with opportunities to develop the work and employability skills which are fundamental to the
success of the individual and of Future Tech Studio School.
Interests outside of school / work
Sport plays an enormous part in my life. Having spent the best part of 20 years playing and coaching football
to the highest level. I’m a keen “fair weather” cyclist and golfer! I also enjoy attempting any type of DIY in my
house as long as it requires the use of a power tool!
Key Areas of Expertise
11 years experience of Personal Coaching.
Outstanding practitioner.
Qualified Philosophy for Children tutor.
Experience of working alongside outside agencies – Social Services, CAHMS, YOT, RIOT
Child Protection Level 3 trained.
International trips and visits coordinator.