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Jamie Ribolla

Lecturer - Secondary PE

About Research



Jamie is a senior lecturer who teaches on the secondary PGCE programme and is responsible for the curriculum design, provision, and quality assurance of the Professional Studies curriculum. He has 20 years’ prior experience working in secondary schools, including eight as a senior leader.

Jamie graduated in Physical Education and Sport Science from Loughborough University, where he also completed his PGCE in PE and Mathematics. He has been head of department, head of year, assistant headteacher and deputy headteacher across a range of secondary schools, with whole-school responsibilities for student well-being, behaviour, Pupil Premium, achievement, curriculum, and standards. These extended to strategic lead for achievement across a Multi-Academy Trust.


Research profile

Jamie completed his master's in Education: Leading Innovation in Change in 2023, to include research that explored factors which headteachers perceive, facilitate, and constrain their effective leadership. He is passionate that all educators receive the necessary personal and professional support to fulfil their role effectively and is keen to extend his research to consider the support mechanisms of senior leaders, middle leaders, and Early Careers Teachers. Jamie places great value on working collaboratively with colleagues across education and is driven to enhance teaching, learning, and the educational experience of all from an evidence-based perspective.

He is an active member of the British Educational Research Association and the Centre for Wellbeing in Education at St Mary's University.

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