Denis has 40 years teaching experience across the UK, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Western Australia. As the Head of Health and Physical Education (HPE) Denis oversees the Physical Education, Health Education, Outdoor Education and the Specialist Football Programs.
Denis is passionate about his Learning Area and believes HPE is crucial for all students regardless of their perceived academic or sporting ability. His philosophy is that everyone has a body, a mind and emotions which need to be understood and managed throughout a lifetime. Denis aims to create fully inclusive environments where students are encouraged to personalise learning rather than compare themselves with peers. Courses are developed using a student strength-based approach, particularly responding to an environment which includes a high proportion of gifted and talented, and artistic young people.
In the delivery of content and the assessment of that learning, Denis considers how students learn as well as focussing on enabling students to understand their learning processes, and how those techniques can be transferred into myriad environments.