Meet the Team

We are a dynamic, active team that are committed to helping every child move more

Daniel Derrick

Chief Executive Officer

Background

After completing a degree in Sports Education at the University of Gloucestershire I joined the Cheltenham School Sport Partnership in 2006. I held various roles at the partnership up until 2010 when I was Assistant Partnership Development Manager. After government austerity meant the partnership lost its funding in 2010, we transitioned into a new organisation called the School Sport Network (SSN), where I was the sole employee as SSN Manager. Since then we have built up the organisation in terms of staffing levels, income and impact to the point in 2017 when we were constituted as a new charity called Move More.

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More as I believe the benefits of high quality PE, school sport and physical activity have a huge impact on children, now and into later life and that all children should have the opportunity to profit from the many physical and mental health benefits. 

Jeanette Quinn

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Background

I am a qualified secondary PE teacher and have held Head of PE roles at Harrow and Gateshead secondary schools. Since then I have had a variety of roles such as PE Adviser for Northumberland County Council & South Gloucestershire Local Authority. I have also worked as Midlands Regional Development Officer for the Youth Sport Trust, a Freelance PE Specialist  – for Action First, PGCE Tutor for Worcester University and Head of Education for Active Gloucestershire. I joined the School Sport Network in 2013 as a Primary PE specialist and then as Deputy CEO at Move More in 2017.

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More because it has amazing people within it who, alongside me, inherently believe all children should be given the opportunities to move, be active, healthy and have fun with family and friends along their life journey.

Natalie Bull

Head of Education

Background

I have worked at Move More for 4 years. Before joining Move More I worked in educational settings for 8 years taking on different roles, with 5 years as a primary school teacher and PE lead. My motivation for joining Move More was to share my passion for physical activity with children. 

Why do you work for Move More?

I love to see children enjoying themselves being active, I especially love their faces when they have learnt a new skill.

Andy herbert

Head of Development

Background

I have a masters degree in Sports Development and Coaching from Cardiff Metropolitan University and have been fortunate to pursue a career in a sector that I have been passionate about my entire life. Upon finishing University I secured a job as a Community Sports Coach in Gloucestershire, which acted as a spring board to various sports development based roles, including Head of Sport and Operations Manager at two Active Partnerships. I have also worked in the Higher Education sector. Away from work I am a UEFA B qualified football coach, I also enjoy running and watching my two children pursue various hobbies and cause general chaos!

Why do you work for Move More?

I have been involved in sport and physical activity initiatives for as long as I can remember and have experienced so many benefits from being involved in various clubs and activities. I am therefore extremely passionate about ensuring every child has the opportunity to experience similar benefits from both a social and health perspective. 

Marijana Filopvic-Carter

Family Engagement Officer

Background

Marijana has a Master’s degree in Sociology and her undergraduate studies were a mixture of Sociology and Psychology. She is also a teacher with years of experience teaching A level and undergraduate students. She spent a few years working as a tutor on an FE teacher training programme.  As a certified Positive Discipline parent and classroom educator and with training in nutrition, children’s mental health and interpersonal neuroscience, Marijana founded the Fostering-Connections approach for parents and schools. As such, she has been supporting parents and teachers for quite a few years with adapting their practice to improve children’s mental health, nutrition and general life outcomes.  

Why do you work for Move More?

Because it allows me to do what I love – work in partnership with adults to improve children’s mental and physical health. 

Sam Rowson

Senior PE SPecialist

Background

My coaching journey started at 16 as an assistant coach for my local cricket club’s under 13s. From there I continued to coach and volunteer in schools whilst completing my A-levels and then a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Chester. From there, I worked as a teaching assistant for a year before completing a Primary PGCE at the University of Worcester. After my PGCE, I taught as a KS2 class teacher in Herefordshire before taking up my role with Move More. 

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More because sport and exercise have opened so many doors in my own life and I truly believe that all young people should be afforded those same opportunities.

Louise Thorp

Senior PE SPecialist

Background

Once I had passed my PGCE in Physical Education I worked with KS3-5 for 2 years as a teacher, before deciding to take off on a journey to Dubai, where I lived for six years. My time in Dubai was filled with travelling the world, experiencing new cultures and teaching PE to primary age children from 3-11. I had fun teaching swimming and PE in the sun but it was time to come back to England and be near family and friends. Now I am a Senior PE Specialist at Move More.

Why do you work for Move More?

The number one reason why I chose to work for Move More, because they focus on getting children moving and maintaining healthy active lifestyles every single day.

Jo LEggett

Competition Co-Ordinator

Background

I was a Secondary school PE teacher for 18 years in 4 different schools across the country, where I spent 4 of those years as Head of Department. Since then I have been a Primary School PE Co-ordinator and teacher at a local primary school as well as Competition Co-ordinator for Move More. My interests are Hillwalking; cycling; running and spending time with family.

Why do you work for Move More?

Love of  physical activity and sport. Working with colleagues at Move More, across Gloucestershire and in schools to provide physical activity and competition for children.

Josh Hanley

School Games Organiser

Background

I have participated in sport all my life and was fortunate to play football across the country within various football academies when I was younger. I graduated University with a Coaching and Development degree in 2013. Since then I have worked/ volunteered with both disabled and able bodied participants in educational and community settings; leading sports such as wheelchair basketball through to Tcoukball.
My personal interests include football, philosophy and music. 

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More as I believe in the mission of the charity, which is to ensure every child is active. In my particular role, as the School Games Organiser, I am able to bring this to fruition within a competitive setting. This is brilliant as I get to witness thousands of children being physically active, alongside showing great determination to do their best, not only for themselves but for their team and school.

Callum Smith

Multi Sport & HEalth Coach

Background

Before joining Move More I studied at University of Gloucestershire studying a degree in Sports Development & Coaching. Upon leaving University in 2018, I joined Move More as an apprentice and completed my Level 3 in Supporting the delivery of PE and school sport, I joined the coaching team the following year in my current role. My main interest is Football, whether that be coaching, watching or playing (well, attempting too!), supporting Chelsea FC! I’ve also recently started running as a hobby which I’m really enjoying at the moment.

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More because I love working with young people, growing up I always wanted a job that changed everyday, from helping young children ride their first bike to coaching tactics to Year 6, I can truly say that two days are never the same!

Olivia Tew

Multi Sport & HEalth Coach

Background

I trained as a secondary Physical education Teacher at the university of Bedfordshire. I have previously taught at The Cotswold school, Cheltenham College and Stratford upon Avon School, whilst also doing lots of additional coaching with primary age pupils in Floorball, Swimming and Hockey. In my spare time if I am not playing Hockey, Floorball, Cricket or Netball, you will find me exploring the Cotswolds with my puppy or baking some yummy treats. I have a real love for all sports and activities and enjoy gaining new experiences and skills, some of my favourite alternative activities are Windsurfing, Snowboarding and Wakeboarding. 

Why do you work for Move More?

To affect positive change, ensuring every pupil leaves each session having enjoyed their physical activity lesson and over time they develop a love and passion to be active for life. 

Will Arkell

Competition CO-ordinator

Background

I graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2019 with a degree in Physical Education and Coaching. Before working at MoveMore, I completed work experience teaching in both Primary and Secondary Schools whilst also working as a lifeguard. I have a passion for playing and watching football and the team I support are Chelsea FC.

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More because I want to give children an equal opportunity in sport and to develop a physically active lifestyle.

Joel Tizzard

Multi Sport & HEalth Coach

Background

I attended Arthur-Dye Primary School ( which is now Springbank Primary Academy) before attending Tewkesbury Secondary school where I stayed all through to sixth form studying BTECs in Science, Engineering, Sports Studies and Business Studies. After sixth form I joined Move More as a PE Apprentice and completed a Level 3 in Supporting the delivery of PE and School Sport. I have many interests outside of work and one of them is football which includes playing for my local team, where I have played for the past 11 years.

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More because I have a passion to deliver sport to children and to help them develop and grow and Move More is the best place to do that!

Jon Critchlow

Multi Sport Coach

Background

I have been lucky enough to be involved in sport my whole life, both as a hobby and a job. After graduation from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Sport, PE and Community Studies I picked up a role in the Moseley Rugby Club Community Department. Following this I moved to the RFU in 2010 as a Community Rugby Coach and Coach Educator. I have a Level 3 1st4Sport qualification in Mentoring and am currently completing my Level 3 Rugby Coaching award.

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More because there is no better feeling than combining a job with your passion. To give the children I coach access to high quality and fun physical activity, they might not otherwise get, is a great feeling.

Josh Allen

PE APPrentice

Background

Before starting my apprenticeship with Move More I completed a Btec in Sports coaching at Hartpury college. I’ve always loved sport so this apprenticeship was perfect for me to start working towards a career in coaching. This provided me with a good balance of theory and practical to help teach the basics of coaching.

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More as I love coaching and I’m able to do this on a day to day basis in many different schools with a variety of ages and abilities. 

Ethan Morris 

PE APPrentice

Background

I went to All Saints Academy Sixth Form and on completion, I applied straight away  for a PE Apprenticeship with Move More and was lucky enough to be successful. I have completed a number of different training sessions that have benefited me in my role. I am very interested in sport and love to play them. My main sports are rugby and golf. I also teach Kickboxing to adults and children and have done for about 3 years now.  I have also been training for around 10 years and have reached black belt level.

Why do you work for Move More?

I want to make a difference in schools that can benefit the children and give them a positive outlook on sport. 

Dan Pattison 

Holiday Camp Leader

Background

My current job role, I am a qualified secondary teacher of Physical Education, and my whole career has been dedicated to sport within an educational capacity. Prior to embarking on my teacher training I have had an array of roles, from a PE teaching assistant, pastoral support, to a Multi-Sport and Health Coach at Move More. I have gained a clear understanding of the National Curriculum across all key stages and the importance of sequencing. I have taught sport from reception up to A level, showing just how powerful PE can be regardless of what journey a child is at, in terms of sporting experience.  

Why do you work for Move More?

I return to Move More on camps to deliver my passion and enthusiasm for sport to all children. Sport, taught well; enables children to be resilient in the face of failure, to learn from mistakes, to share successes and to promote the drive and determination to be leaders. I strongly believe that every child should, whatever their ability, be able to enjoy sport and have fun. All of this can be achieved on camps, and I take great pride representing Move More. 

Adam James 

Holiday Camp Leader

Background

My passion for teaching and coaching sport started when studying Sports Coaching and Exercise Science at Hartpury College. Following this, I went to the University of Worcester where I completed an undergraduate degree in Sports Coaching Science. Whilst studying I also coached a local youth football team. After University, I joined Move More as a PE apprentice, assistant school games organiser and holiday camp leader. During this role I developed many skills not only in teaching sport in schools, but also in being able to organise school sport competitions and help to run holiday camps. Last year I completed a PGCE in secondary PE, where I qualified as a PE teacher. I have since worked in an SEN school and I am currently working as a cover supervisor at Pittville school. I am currently in the search for a PE teacher role.

Why do you work for Move More?

I am working for Move More during holiday periods as a camp leader. My love for physical education is aligned with Move More’s vision of getting every child active. I also enjoy teaching sport to both primary and secondary age groups. As I am currently working in a secondary school, working for Move More enables me to continue teaching/coaching sport to primary aged children. 

Tara Vallender

Early Years Holiday Camp Leader

Background

I trained as a Primary school teacher at the University of Gloucestershire and graduated in 2016. I have since taught in many different schools across Gloucestershire schools as a supply teacher. 

Why do you work for Move More?

I work for Move More in the school holidays at the Early Years Camp. I love to see how the children progress over the short time that they are on camp with us, using the balance bikes, throwing and also general team building and determination. We have lots of fun trying new sports and games.