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Matthew Fleet, Senior Lecturer

Matthew Fleet

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Biography

Matthew has previously worked as a head of physical education, head of year and curriculum/faculty director across a range of schools and colleges in the South of England. He is the principal moderator for physical education for a leading exam board and has worked as an external verifier, moderator and lead examiner. During the last decade, Matthew has worked in over 200 schools and colleges, leading to extensive expertise of physical education.

He has also worked as a teacher inset trainer/consultant for physical education, helping to support and develop both new and experienced teachers both in the UK, Middle East and Eastern Asia. In addition, he has worked as an educational liaison officer working with a range of learners with physical and learning difficulties. Matthew has played a significant personal role in setting up teaching and community outreach networks for schools in both Portsmouth and Havant.

Matthew is a senior lecturer in physical education and course leader for MA Physical Education and School Sport in the School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences. He works across the BA (Hons) Physical Education degrees, MA Physical Education and School Sport, BA Sports Coaching and BA Sport Coaching and Development. Matthew is the unit leader for Pedagogy in Physical Education, Teaching Physical Education in Schools and Critical Pedagogies.

Matthew studied at Solent University as an undergraduate, obtaining an HND in Leisure Studies before completing a BA (Hons) in Sport Studies with Business in 2001. He then gained a PGCE at the University of Portsmouth in 2002 and gained full-qualified teacher status the following year whilst teaching at an inner-city comprehensive school. Whilst teaching full time in schools and colleges Matthew completed his MA in Education with a focus on inclusion, behaviour, SEN and leadership. He is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education at the University of Winchester.

Additionally, Matthew is the chairperson for both regional governing board and academic advisor board of a large academy trust working across the South coast of England. He has also written several leading Physical Education books selling over 35,000 copies globally and contributed to numerous textbooks. He is also currently the Physical Education series author for Harper Collins.

Matthew can often be found away from work competing in marathons, ultra-marathons and long-distance triathlon. He enjoys spending a busy life with his wife, two daughters and son.

Taught courses

Further information

Industry experience

Matthew has over twenty years’ experience as a sports coach working from beginners up to elite professionals including seven years working for a Premier League Football Club. Players that he has coached have gone on to play in the premier league, champion’s league and the world cup. Matthew is a qualified coach in football, rugby, volleyball, cricket, badminton, athletics, hockey, basketball, and is a qualified swim teacher.

Teaching experience

Matthew has previously worked as a head of physical education, curriculum/faculty director and head of year across a range of schools and colleges in the South of England. He is the principal moderator for physical education for a leading exam board and has worked as an external verifier, moderator and lead examiner. During the last decade, Matthew has worked in over 200 schools and colleges, leading to extensive expertise of physical education.

Matthew has also worked as a teacher inset trainer/consultant for physical education, helping to support and develop both new and experienced teachers both in the UK, Middle East and Eastern Asia. In addition, he has worked as an educational liaison officer working with a range of learners with physical and learning difficulties. Matthew has played a significant personal role in setting up teaching and community outreach networks for schools in both Portsmouth and Havant.

Matthew is a senior lecturer in physical education and course leader for MA Physical Education and School Sport in the School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences. He works across the BA (Hons) Physical Education degrees, MA Physical Education and School Sport, BA Sports Coaching and BA Sport Coaching and Development. Matthew is the unit leader for Pedagogy in Physical Education, Teaching Physical Education in Schools and Critical Pedagogies.

Research and enterprise outputs/activities

Fleet, M. (2020). Guest Speaker - School Physical Education (teacher training) (SE-Asia, Online), 15 October.

Fleet, M. (2020). Curriculum Choice - (teacher training) (Singapore/TT Trust), (Speaker), 7 October.

Fleet, M. (2020). PE Master Classes - GCSE / A-level (Middle East Region - Online), (Speaker/host), 8 April.

Fleet, M. (2020). Guest Speaker - School Physical Education (teacher training) (SE-Asia, Online), (Speaker) 31 March.

Fleet, M. (2019). 'Maximising Achievement in Physical Education (11-18), (practical and theory)’ ' (speaker at Physical Education Teacher Training Conference, Chinese British School (online), 8 September).

Fleet, M. (2019). 'Maximising Achievement in Physical Education (11-18), (practical and theory)’ ' (speaker at Physical Education Teacher Training Conference, Dubai, 25 July).

Fleet, M. (2019). 'Maximising Achievement in Physical Education (11-18), (practical and theory)’ ' (speaker at Physical Education Teacher Training Conference, Kula Lumpur, 14 July).

Fleet, M. (2019). 'Maximising Achievement in Physical Education (11-18), (practical and theory)’ ' (speaker at Physical Education Teacher Training Conference, Singapore, 13 July.

Fleet, M. (2019). 'Maximising Achievement in Physical Education (11-18), (practical and theory)’ ' (speaker at Physical Education Teacher Training Conference, Chinese British School (online), 18 September).

Fleet, M. (2019). ‘High Grade PE Master Class - GCSE / A-level’, (Malaysia) 15 Mar 2019.

Fleet, M. (2019). ‘PE Master Class - GCSE/A - level PE’ (Singapore), 14 March 2019.

Fleet, M. (2019). 'Maximising Achievement in Physical Education (11-18), (practical and theory)’, Main speaker at Physical Education Teacher Training and Student Conference, Singapore, 14 March.

Fleet, M. (2019). 'Maximising Achievement in Physical Education (11-18), (practical)’, Main speaker at Physical Education Teacher Training and Student Conference, Singapore, 13 March.

Fleet, M. (2019). Guest Speaker at International School in Singapore, 13 Mar 2019.

Fleet, M. (2019). ’PE Master Classes - GCSE / A-level’ (Middle East Region), Invited speaker, Online - Matthew Fleet (Speaker) 15 February.

Mwaanga, O. Fleet, M. (2017) ‘Physically Active Teaching and Learning (PATL) approaches that improve academic performance’, (speaker/poster presentation), Association for Physical Education National Conference, 4 July 2017.

Turner, R. Zoppellini, W. Lawless, W. Fleet, M. (2017) The Application of the Long Term Athlete Development Model to Physical Education Practice, (speaker/poster presentation), Association for Physical Education National Conference, 4 July 2017.

Ridler, G. Cunliffe, D. Fleet, M. (2017) Does the use of ICT advance pupil progress in physical education lessons? (Speaker/poster presentation), Association for Physical Education National Conference, 4 July 2017.

Mwaanga, O. Fleet, M. (2017)‘Physically Active Teaching and Learning (PATL) approaches that improve academic performance’, (speaker/poster presentation), Association for Physical Education National Conference, 4 July 2017.

Fleet, M. (2016). 'Getting Ready to Teach Physical Education' (Main speaker at Physical Education Pearson Teacher Training Conference, Barbican, London, 1 March).

Fleet, M. (2016). 'Getting Ready to Teach Physical Education' (speaker at Physical Education Pearson Teacher On-line Training Conference, London, 2 March).

Fleet, M. (2016). 'Getting Ready to Teach Physical Education' (Main speaker at Physical Education Pearson Teacher Training Conference, Barbican, London, 8 April).

Fleet, M. (2016). 'Getting Ready to Teach Physical Education' (Main speaker at Physical Education Pearson Teacher Training Conference, Barbican, London, 8 May).

Fleet, M. (2016). ‘Teach Physical Education in 2016' (Main speaker at Asian School, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore, 1 June).

Fleet, M. (2016). 'Getting Ready to Teach Physical Education' (Main speaker at Physical Education Pearson Teacher Training Conference, Barbican, London, 8 June).

Fleet, M. (2016). Smart Phones as a Learning Resource' (speaker at Teach meet, Hampshire, 15 June).

Fleet, M. (2016). 'Getting Ready to Teach Physical Education' (Main speaker at Physical Education Pearson Teacher Training Conference, Leeds, 23 June).

Fleet, M. (2016). 'Dealing with Austerity in Physical Education Departments' (speaker/poster presentation), Association for Physical Education National Conference 6 July 2017

Fleet, M. (2016) ‘Dealing with Austerity in Physical Education Departments’ AFPE, Physical Education Matters, V11,3

Recent publications

Journals

Lawless, W, Borlase-Bune, M & Fleet, M. (2019), 'The primary PE and sport premium from a staff perspective' Education 3-13.

Fleet, M, Danskin, L & Lawless, W. (2019) 'Get Learners Active through Race for Life and parkrun' Physical Education Matters, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 49.

Mwaanga, O. Dorling, H. Prince, S. & Fleet, M. (2019), 'Understanding the management challenges associated with the implementation of the physically active teaching and learning (PATL) pedagogy: a case study of three Isle of Wight primary schools' Managing Sport and Leisure.

Fleet, M. (2018), 'The Power of parkrun' Physical Education Matters, vol. 13, no. 3.

Lawless, W, Morton, R & Fleet, M. (2018), 'How can primary schools increase participation pathways in sport and physical activity outside of school?' Physical Education Matters, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 26-27.

Fleet, M. (2016) ‘Dealing with Austerity in Physical Education Departments’ AFPE, Physical Education Matters, V11,(3)

Books and book chapters

Fleet, M. (2020) Through the eyes of those that teach physical education policy change and political reforms, in Springer Encloypedia of Teacher Education, Springer, Singapore.

Fleet, M. Huddlestone, G & Randall, V (ed.) (2019), The Contemporary Teacher of Physical Education. in Springer Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Springer Singapore.

Fleet, M. Howard, K. & Sergison, A. (2018) ‘BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Recreation Assistants Learner Handbook' (Print) (BTEC L2 Technicals Sport), Pearson Education, United Kingdom.

Fleet, M. (2017), GCSE Physical Education: Revision and Practice. 1st edn, HarperCollins, Glassgow.

Fleet, M. (2017), GCSE Physical Education: Practice. 1st edn, HarperCollins, Glassgow.

Fleet, M. (2017), Sport Teacher Pack ActiveLearn - Skill Acquisition. in Sport Teacher Pack ActiveLearn - Skill Acquisition. Pearson UK.

Fleet, M. (2017), BTEC Nationals Sport Student Book 2 + Activebook: For the 2016 specifications (BTEC Nationals Sport 2016): BTEC Nationals Sport Student Book 2 + Activebook: For the 2016 specifications (BTEC Nationals Sport 2016). Pearson UK.

Fleet, M. & Sergison , A. (2017), 'BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Recreation Assistants Learner Handbook' (Print) (BTEC L2 Technicals Sport). in 'BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Recreation Assistants Learner Handbook' (Print).

Eldridge, T. Fleet, M., Laffan, R. & Sergison, A. (2017)., 'BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate in Sport and Activity Leaders (Print) (BTEC L2 Technicals Sport), Pearson Education, United Kingdom. Pearson UK.

Fleet, M. (2016), ‘Edexcel GCSE Physical Education: All-In-One Revision and Practice’. Harper Collins.

Fleet, M. (2016), ‘Edexcel GCSE Physical Education: All-In-One Practice’. Harper Collins.

Fleet, M. (2016)., ‘GCSE PE Teacher Pack ActiveLearn’ Pearson Education, United Kingdom.

Fleet, M. (2016)., ‘GCSE PE Teacher Pack ActiveLearn’ Pearson Education, United Kingdom.

Fleet, M. (2016), ‘BTEC National Sport Teacher Pack ActiveLearn’ Pearson Education, United Kingdom.

Fleet, M. & Sutton, L. (2016), ‘The Athlete’s Lifestyle’. in The Athlete’s Lifestyle’. BTEC Nationals Sport / Sport and Exercise Science Student Book (Book1)’, Pearson Education, United Kingdom.

Fleet, M. (2016), ‘Provision of Sport for People with Physical and Learning Disabilities. in Pearson. Pearson UK.

Fleet, M. (2016)., ‘Coaching and Leading for Participation’. BTEC Nationals Sport / Sport and Exercise Science Student Book (Book2)’, Pearson Education, United Kingdom.