OK, I realise that this is just a bit of self pity looking for attention but: I see a lot of threads on this forum around Primary PE and how many schools are trying to improve the situation. I also see comments around how many Primary teachers don't like teaching PE and therefore it doesn't get a good deal (or rather the children don't). I see lots of comments around the fact that outside coaches are brought in who know how to coach, but don't know how to teach.or more precisely, be a teacher (teaching PE and Coaching sports are NOT the same thing). I have recently returned from teaching PE overseas in a prominent Primary School. I was Director of Sport putting in 50+ hours a week raising the profile of Sport for the school. The level and range of provision was outstanding and the levels of performance likewise. I have over 30 years PE experience, 21 in UK. A local UK Primary School advertised for a permanent 'Sports Coach' to assist their PE coordinator and help with/take PE lessons and teams. I visited the school beforehand, was impressed with their approach and their positive attitude to PE. The pay wasn't anything special (£20k) but at this point I want to give something back and thought I had a good chance, at least for an interview. Yes you guessed it - not even called for interview. I probably sound a little conceited, but I just cannot fathom their reasoning. They were unwilling to give me any feedback even though I politely requested it. OK, rant over, I feel better now. If you have read all of the way through, thank you.