Mr Nathan Clark
PE Teacher & Swimming Coach
MA (Hons) Physical Education
Briefly describe your career (teaching or otherwise) to date.
I have taught in quite a few very different schools in Scotland during my short teaching career. My favourite was in a remote area in the Scottish Highlands because of the laid back lifestyle, mountains, and outdoor learning.
Why did you choose teaching as a career and what do you try to instil in your pupils?
I have wanted to be a PE teacher for as long as I can remember, working in sports all day was a big driver. I try to promote growth mindsets, confident individuals and effective contributors.
Apart from your classroom teaching role, what else do you get involved with at the school?
I am a very passionate leader of all things extra curricular. I have coached football, athletics, cross county, basketball, volleyball, badminton, handball and netball. I try to get involved with any events running in the school such as charity days.
Who or what inspires you?
Constantly challenging myself and trying new things inspires me when I am unsure of what the outcome will be.
Tell us something that not a lot of people know about you.
I am quite musical. When I was young I played guitar, cornet and tenor horn but don't hand me any of these instruments now! Now I DJ from time to time and make my own music.