David Woodward

David Woodward

Senior Lecturer in Education: Secondary PE

Secondary and Post Compulsory Education

Contact Details

email: d.woodward@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855533

Dave is the PGCE secondary subject lead for physical education. He spent over 10 years in secondary teaching. His experience includes teaching in secondary schools, working in close collaboration with the Youth Sport Trust and he was also a professional mentor in a Worcester University partnership school before joining the tutor team in 2018. 

He has been the subject lead since 2020. He is an examiner and moderator for Edexcel/Pearson GCSE PE. Dave has presented at TEAN conferences and had several articles published in AfPE journal as well as writing a chapter on mentoring for ‘The A-Z of School Improvement through PE and Sport’. He is an external examiner at Liverpool Hope University and is currently working towards his Masters’ qualification.  He is a fellow of the HEA.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) - University of Worcester (2019)
  • National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership - NPQML Department for Education (2018)
  • PGCE in Secondary Physical Education - University of Worcester (2007)
  • BSc (Hons) in Physical Education and Sports Studies University of Worcester (2006)

Learn Upon Training completed

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Introduction to the Prevent Duty as it affects Higher Education
  • Safeguarding Essentials

Teaching & Research

  • Secondary Physical Education
  • Professional Studies

Professional Bodies

  • Association for Physical Education (AfPE)
  • Chartered College of Teaching

External Roles

  • Visiting Moderator for GCSE PE practical performance
  • Examiner for GCSE PE