Meet the team..

Click on the names below to see their SportsEd bio….

  • Julie Gibson

    Julie has numerous roles within sport currently particularly in sports education. She is a trainer who over a 10 year period has worked with over 10 000 teachers to help them deliver and assess qualifications effectively.

    She has a wealth of experience in a range of sectors including sport, leisure, education and management. Julie works with the ASA, leading their Quality Assurance team. Key to this role is ensuring all QA procedures meet the regulatory requirements of Ofqual and deliver excellent practice to all stakeholders. Julie is a successful author, lecturer, moderator, chair, chief examiner and a respected trainer and assessor.

    Julie Gibson
    (One of the SportsEd Directors)
    © Courtesy of DE Photo

    200m butterfly, European record~ ASA National Masters
    October 2009 in Sheffield

    As a sports graduate from Loughborough University, Julie’s career has taken her to leisure centre management, sports development, lecturing and training and assessing. Julie has a significant following for her training in work related qualifications not only in sport but across a range of subjects and at a strategic level for procedure and curriculum development.

    Julie is keen on sport and sport as a spectator and a competitor. Julie swims competitively and has represented and captained national, regional and local teams.

    She has won over twenty national titles including some at Masters level. Recently she is ranked number one in the world in her masters age category and holds one European and three British records. She is also a keen Derby County supporter and over the past year has been learning to play tennis. Her claim to fame is she is married to the BBC radio journalist who had a “spat” with Robbie Savage!!!!! Julie also enjoys doing some charity work and recently raised over £10000 for breast cancer.
    Julie is known for her lively delivery and enthusiasm!

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    James Lovatt

    James is the Manager of the Sport Zone BTEC Sport Online Support System. He started working for SportsEd in November 2010 after graduating from Loughborough University with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport & Exercise Science. His work mainly involves the development and maintenance of Sport Zone and answering member queries however, he has worked on a number of projects for the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) including re-vamping their Continual Professional Development Seminars and helping out with the development of their tutor support programme - H20 Zone.

    James is a keen swimmer, however he also enjoys many other sports including water polo, tennis, football and golf. Prior to retiring from competitive swimming in 2012 James trained morning and night in the pool with numerous other land based activities throughout the week. He has made a number of finals and semi-finals at British Championships and the National Championships. He attended the Olympic Trials in March 2012 at the Olympic Pool in Hyde Park, London and even though he is technically retired he attended the Commonwealth Trials in April 2014 at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow which will play host to the swimming championships at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Although born in Burton-on-Trent and living just outside of Derby, James is a huge Liverpool fan (when they are winning).

  • Sarah Gibson

    Sarah is Sports Ed's administrator and has been in this role since 2009. She started working for Sports Ed part-time while studying a Politics degree at Loughborough University, which she will complete in June 2014.? Her work mainly involves managing our invoice system and bank accounts.

    Sarah has had a keen interest in swimming since a very young age and competed for a number of years as a teenager. She is now a qualified ASA Swimming Teacher, and teaches throughout the week at various swim schools throughout the Midlands. In September she will begin her training to become a Primary School Teacher. As well as swimming, Sarah enjoys running and has ran the Race For Life twice.




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