Personal Statement

"A confident and passionate teacher with over six years' experience gained within both state and private secondary school environments. Having relocated to the North West, I am now seeking a new teaching appointment within the field of photography, film and/or media. Having worked in London for nine years as a freelance photographer, I have unrivalled experience of music, lifestyle, editorial, interiors, advertorial and fashion photography. I am passionate about sharing this knowledge with my students in order to develop their knowledge of the subject."

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Present

St. Edmund's Catholic School, Dover.

Lead Teacher Media, Film and Photography

Responsibility for leading a team of teachers in supporting the academic and pastoral development of students across responsibilities including analysis of data, developing projects to ensure progression to aspirational targets, close monitoring of staff to ensure that targets are being met;

Pastoral support and a close working relationship with parents and subject leaders making positive communication is present at all times.

Working with pupils and ensuring that school policy is followed at all times and that all actions are in the best interests of the pupil and their particular issues.

Involved in the Curriculum-Development of the community, use of the site through adult lessons based at the school in the evenings and holidays-running evening adult photography courses and students courses during the holidays.

Ensuring postive working relationships.

Subject Leader of Media, Film and Photography department-resonsible for the SEF, action plan, results, targets, analysis of data, and monitoring of students progression, liasing with management, parents, students, opening/parent/option evenings, outside workplaces to engage with the students.

With various projects working with a range of external agencies. Photgraphy use of Photoshop, B/W darkroom, digital cameras, Photoshop and film cameras. Film Adobe Premiere, Final Cut and digital video cameras Canon and Nikon.

Teacher of Photography, Media and Film KS3-KS4 including GCSE, AS, A2 Level.

Photography, Media and Film  A level. 

Photography, Media, Film, Graphics, art and textiles KS3 and KS4.

Performing Arts Trinity awards BTEC and

Creative Media Diploma BTEC Level 2 14-19.

Btec Creative Diploma Level 2 Creative media production

Tutor groups Y7-9 and Y11 and Y12 and Y13.

Sep 2009 - Sep 2015

St. Edmund's School, Dover. Teacher of Photography, media and film.


Working with the students to help create their own journey in expressing themselves, pre-prodcution, casting, directing, Storyboarding, producing short films, music videos, music/film/fashion magazines, posters, photography exhibitions and post production in Premiere and Final Cut as well as Photoshop, Bridge, Capture One etc.

Sep 2003 - Sep 2008

Freelance Photographer, Assistant photographer and Studio Assistant 

Full-time, freelance photographer, assistant photographer and  working for a variety of studios and photographers in London.

Liaising with clients, building sets, lighting techniques, organising production for the shoots in location houses/ studios, driving the clients/models/celebrities to locations home and abroad, Liaising with hair/make-up and clothes stylists.  Working with Nick Knight, David Sims, Mert and Marcus, Tim Walker, Emma Lee, Catherine Gratwicke, Ellis Parrinder, Jon West, Han Lee De Boer, Nicky Emmerson, Nick Pope, Adrian Briscoe, Tom Leighton, Gavin O'Neill, Wade, Bronwyn Kidd, Sarah Mangiot, Miles Aldridge, Rankin, Robert Holmes, Carl Lyttle, Robert Murray, Lacey and many more. Also working with clients such as Vogue (UK, USA, Italian etc) Tatler, NME, Music press, Juicy Couture, Tim Walker Productions, Toast, Avon, Heat Magazine, Evening Standard, Vogue home, House & Home, Home and Gardens, World of Interiors, Red magazine, Reef Productions, JD Williams, Clarrissa Hulse, Delicious, Waitrose, Tescos, Ikea, Italian Fashion week production, working with managements such as PearsonLyle, One, AR, CLM, Loulou locations to name but a few.


2011 - 2012

Newly Qualified Teacher

St Edmunds RC School

Kent-GTP Canterbury Christchurch University September 2008-July 2009 Teachers Assistant level 3 qualifications. TA working at St Edmunds RC School and Kingsdown and Ringwould School.

2010 - 2011

Training Programme - Canterbury Graduate Teacher Programme             Creative Media Canterbury Christ Church University & St Edmunds RC School.

St Edmunds RC School.

DGSB, St Edmunds Canterbury & Kings School Canterbury Graduate Teacher Programme.

2008 - 2009

Teaching Assistant Level 3

TA working at St Edmund's School Secondary and Kingsdown & Ringwould Primary School
1997 - 2000

B.A (Hons) Professional Media, Photography, Film and Graphics.

Cheltenham and Gloucester University 
1996 - 1997

Art and Design Foundation Diploma.

Nene University College, Northampton 
1989 - 1996

GCSEs and A-levels

St Edmund's Catholic School, Dover

A-levels: Art, English and Geography

GCSEs: 10 achieved all grade A-C including Maths, English and Science.


Additional Training

  • Media Schools Conference training
  • Safe Guard training
  • Minibus training                                                                         
  • Coaching and Mentoring training  - to promote student well being                                                                   
  • Observation of Lessons - OFSTED criteria                                                          
  • Student Mentor Training - to promote academic success                                  
  • Creative Diploma training - media
  • Questions, Questions, Questions
  • Outstanding lessons
  • First Aid 

Additional Information

  • I possess a full, clean driving license.
  • References are available on request.