Deputy Head of PE
"My name is Aisling Burgess and I am Deputy in Physical Education at Gems Founders School. This is my first year teaching at GFS of which I am excited to work be here and immerse myself in everything that is GEMs. I graduated from St Mary’s University in 2016 with a first-class degree (BSc Hons) in Sport Science, followed up a year later with my QTS in 2017. Physical education and sport have always been a passion of mine, as leading a healthy, active lifestyle brings so many rewards to an individual’s physical, mental and social well-being. This is something I am a huge advocate of. As well as teaching the key fundamental skills across different sports, one of the most rewarding qualities of being a PE teacher is having the privilege of watching students grow into confident, young adults who have developed not just a knowledge of sport, but life skills that they will continue to use in later life. Outside of teaching I am a passionate traveler, book worm and cook."