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EXECUTIVE Summary

  • 25 years an educator in seven different countries (UK, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, France, Nigeria and China) 
  • Experience across the K-12 / EYFS - Year 13  (and tertiary) spectrum as a teacher, teacher-trainer, administrator and School Governor.
  • Specializing in Mission-Driven, Vision led education, the development of guiding statements, curriculum design and development, assessment for learning, social and emotional learning, teacher training and development, coaching, technology integration and educational leadership. 
  • Expertise with the English National Curriculum, Chinese National Curriculum and US standards-based education systems and trends in global education. 
  • Accredited Trainer for Cambridge International 

Work experience

2017Onward
Yew Wah International Education School, Shanghai-Lingang

Head of Secondary School

  • As Head of Operations, I have overseen the growth of our school from 61 students when I took up post to over 700 on roll, including 450 in the secondary section. 
  • Overseeing the recruitment and retention of the best available teachers in the international sector. 
  • Mentoring and Coaching teachers to raise the quality of teaching and learning, as well as leading a teacher appraisal process rooted in school improvement. 
  • Line Manager of Academic Coordinators for KS3, ks4, and KS5, Head of Pastoral Care, Director of Data, Assessment and Reporting, Sports and Activities Coordinator, University Guidance Officers and School Office. 
  • Head of Centre for Cambridge International with responsibility for leading all aspects of eternal assessment and examinations. 
  • Writing and distributing high-quality documents providing colleagues,  parents and other stakeholders with important information about both the school’s curriculum and pedagogical practices, and working with Heads of Department and curriculum teams to align curriculum models with the requirements of the Chinese National Curriculum, the English National Curriculum and YCIS/YWIES Standards. 
  • Establishing a communications network that provided a consistent flow of salient information about the school focusing on the recruitment and retention of students. 
  • Supporting a school-wide standardised testing program (Cambridge Checkpoint, IGCSE, A-Level, CEM testing) including interpreting results and overseeing intervention strategies. 
  • Visiting classrooms to observe the implementation of the curriculum and the use of appropriate pedagogical strategies, and providing feedback to teachers.
  • Chairing meetings of the Secondary Leadership Group, Heads of Department and Phase Level Leaders.  
20162017
Norwegian International School, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Head of School

  • I led and managed the day to day operations of the school, including responsibility for teaching and learning, the budget, human resources, marketing, community relations, and communications. 
20132016
Marymount International School, Paris, France

Curriculum Director / Acting Principal

  • I was responsible for all aspects of curriculum and academic programmes in a 3-15 international school, reporting directly to the Head of School. 
20122013
Zambezi International Green School, Livingstone, Zambia

CEO / Founding Head

  • I led and managed the day to day operations of the school, including responsibility for teaching and learning, the budget, human resources, marketing, community relations, and communications.
20102012
St Andrew's International School, Blantyre, Malawi

Head of House

  • I was Head of House and Teacher of History, Geography, Business Studies and Life Skill
20032010
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, Widnes, UK

Head of Religious Education, PSHE & Citizenship

  • I was Head of Religious Education, PSHE & Citizenship
20002003
Tonota College of Education, Tonota, Botswana

Head of Religious Education

  • I was Head of Religious Education and Lecturer in Religious Education and Professional Studies
19952000
Cardinal Newman Catholic College, Luton, U.K.

2nd in Department: Religious Education

  • I was 2nd in Department: Religious Education
19941995
St Thomas More RC School

Teacher of Religious Education and Business Studies

  • I was Teacher of Religious Education and Business Studies

Education

19972000
Maryvale Institute / Open University, U.K.

Masters Degree

MA Religious Education and Catechetics

19931994
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, U.K.

PGGE

PGCE (Secondary) Social Studies, History and RE

19881991
Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, U.K

Bachelors Degree

BA (Hons) Social Science