Gareth Edwards

Assistant Director (Public Services, Sport, Travel & Tourism and ESOL) (Ellesmere Port Campus)

Gareth graduated with a HND in Coaching Science and a Degree in Sports Science. Following his studies he went to coach football in America for the Chicago Fire FC Youth Development Team where he spent 3 years. On his return he went back to University to complete his PGCE in Secondary Physical Education. Gareth joined West Cheshire College in 2010 as a Public Services teacher and then went on to be the Programme Leader for the department in 2014 along with being an Advanced Practitioner where he developed and led many different CPD opportunities for staff to develop their Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Gareth has just completed his MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Chester.

Gareth’s role in the newly merged college is to grow sustainable departments, improve TLA and develop a cross-college culture that promotes health, well-being and fitness. Gareth is looking to develop sporting academies, inclusive sport and raise female participation in sport along with improving the on-site sports facilities.