In June 2011, Dan Tanner and James Harber, college friends, met to discuss an idea they had - to start a coaching company specialising in primary school PE. Dan, a professional rugby coach with England Rugby and the RFU, and James, a member of operational leadership and ex-head of PE at a large secondary school, were frustrated by the lack of provision for children in primary schools, and decided to see if they could help.
Skip forward 8 months… In February 2012, Co-Directors Dan and James opened the doors to their very first Atlas Sports coaching session in Cheltenham. Now, the best part of a decade on, Atlas Sports have worked with almost 100 schools in Gloucestershire and the South West in developing and enhancing their physical education offer.
Our team is ever-growing and evolving, with each and every one of the Atlas Sports staff bringing unique and brilliant skills to every session they deliver.
Our team of coaches is made up of: Qualified physical education teachers, ex-primary school teachers, professional sports coaches with international coaching experience and international sports performers. Not only that, all of our school sports coaches hold a minimum of an undergraduate qualification in a relevant subject area, setting us apart from the competition.
Qualifications and past experiences aside, our coaches love what they do, and this is reflected in every session they deliver.
‘I just wanted to let you know how delighted we have been with Becky. She has been reliable, very professional and has built great relationships with the pupils and staff already. We couldn’t wish for more. It is so refreshing after our experiences with previous companies.’ (Julia M - Headteacher)