Russell Friese

Head of Sport

Russell believes that physical education should be focussed on nurturing a lifelong love of sport and physical activity and developing skills through positive experiences. He always aims to provide a balance between participation and performance whilst giving pupils the opportunity to try out a variety of sports and activities in progressive, differentiated lessons that allow pupils to progress at their own pace.

Teaching Biography

Russell has been teaching for 17 years following a period of employment in football development at a professional football club. He has taught at a number of different schools in London, in both the independent and state sectors. He has been teaching at Bassett House School since 2014 and is currently Head of PE/Sport as well as the school’s First Aid Coordinator and Educational Visits Coordinator.

Personal Biography

Russell was born and raised in South West London. He has been a keen sportsman since an early age, is an avid supporter of Fulham Football Club and enjoys watching many sports events particularly the Six Nations Rugby and the Cricket World Cup. Aside from sport, his main passion in life is music and although his days of being in a band and releasing records are long gone, he loves nothing more than attempting to play Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen songs, among many other favourites, on his trusted Gibson SG.


  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Sports Development
  • Level 3 UEFA Football coaching licence
  • Coaching qualifications in Athletics, Tennis, Gymnastics, Cricket, Rugby, Handball, Outdoor Education and Fitness

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