Emma Pullen

Girls' Sport teacher
BA (Hons) Physical Education and Teaching with QTS (Chichester) NRASTC, Bouldering and Climbing Certified, Level 1 Basketball Coach

Growing up, I was ferried between school and various clubs and hobbies, including swimming, gymnastics and dance. As I approached my 20s I started to focus on hockey, swimming, cycling and running. I started competing in hockey at a regional level, and competed in a sprint triathlon, where I came in as the 2nd place female. Into my 20s I decided to extend my sports knowledge further, and started playing tennis, and netball. I also began rock climbing, including climbing at the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario, Canada. My most memorable sporting moment to date is completing the London marathon in 2018 sub 3hrs 30mins.

I joined Westbourne House in 2010 as a part time games teacher. Alongside this I worked at a local leisure centre. In 2012 I was offered a full time position, and I took it without hesitation. I thoroughly enjoy teaching a full range of sports to an amazing school of pupils. It is a very proud and happy moment when a pupil swims a length for the first time, scores their first goal, makes their first successful tackle, or comes away from a games lesson or match saying that was the best they had ever played. I am a firm believer that pupils who believe “they are rubbish at sport” can always find something they can do and enjoy. They just need a little bit of help to find it and with a sports curriculum as vast as ours, we can normally find it.

I am also a Y5/6 form teacher.