The fourth episode sees hosts Luke and Paul from Aspire Active Partnerships joined by Ben Kirk, founder and director of Inspired Schools and Inspired Somerset.

Who’s Ben Kirk?

Ben’s early career comprised secondary school teaching and playing semi-professional football.

Ben’s passion for both vocations combined to form his following venture, being founder and director of Inspired Schools and Inspired Somerset. With a vision to create healthier and happier schools across the UK, Inspired Schools and Inspired Somerset aim to reduce childhood obesity by getting children and families active.

Linkedin @Ben Kirk

Twitter: @inspiredschools


The three will be covering:

  • Ben’s struggle to balance being a teacher and semi-professional footballer
  • Why Ben champions an active lunchbreak
  • The leadership lessons Ben’s learnt from authors including Daniel Priestley and Paul Dix
  • The readiness of headteachers to share their PE and sport premium spend and its impact
  • Key advice for organisations in the education sector, including the value of collaboration

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