Paul kicks off new role

Paul kicks off new role
Paul Tannock

New Sport lecturer Paul Tannock is delighted the starting whistle has been blown on the new academic term.

Paul (31) from Motherwell, will be teaching sport and fitness subjects across various levels at the college, and can’t wait to get started.

He said: “I was attracted to this role at Forth Valley College as it was a good opportunity to work for an organisation that has an excellent approach to teaching and learning particularly in Sport and Fitness. It also offered the opportunity for me to gain something more permanent after years of fixed term contracts.”

Paul has been teaching Sport and Fitness for the last five years at various colleges including New College Lanarkshire, Glasgow Clyde, Kelvin and Ayrshire College. In addition to this, he also still does some work in gym instruction and fitness to keep himself up to date with current trends in the industry.

He has also been actively involved in community education and been involved in some cross-curricular teaching in some of these roles. He studied Sports Coaching at the University of the West of Scotland and completed a post-grad TQFE at the University of Stirling, whilst working with Active Schools doing a variety of coaching.  

He added: “I hope to add to the team dynamic by bringing some insight from the various other colleges I have worked in. I would also like to try and develop some additional partnerships for the benefit of the students, to gain real life experience of the materials they are being taught in the college environment

“Having met the staff and heard good things about the college from a friend and former employee, I am looking forward to getting started with the teaching and meeting the new students.”

Paul enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports - mainly football and golf – as well as coaching his six-year-old son’s football team.