Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2010 - Jan 2015

Head of Sixth Form/IB Coordinator, English and TOK teacher

British International School Jakarta

Previously Assistant Head of English 

Jul 2014 - Jan 2015

Ib English A and TOK workshop leader and School Visit team member

The International Baccalaureate Organisation

Workshop leader and School Visit Team Member

Sep 2005 - Jul 2010

English Teacher and Assistant Head of Faculty

The British International School of Jeddah

Responsibility for KS3 English Curriculum

Jan 2004 - Jun 2005

English Teacher and Head of Year 7

Gulf English School, Kuwait

Teaching English to KS3 and 4, Kuwaiti Social Studies to KS3

Sep 2001 - Jan 2004

Teacher of English and Media Studies, Student teacher mentor

Walker Technology College, UK

Teaching English and Media Studies from KS3 to KS5


Jan 2014 - Jan 2015

Certificate of Educational Technology and Integrated Learning

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

Master of Education - Leadership and Administration

Deakin University
Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

PGCE - English and Drama

Newcastle University
Jan 1997 - Jan 2000

BA Hons Degree - English Language

Newcastle University




I am passionate about learning through inquiry, challenge and technology for learning.

Classroom Management

I build positive working relationships with students. I am caring yet firm on deadlines and work ethic.

Educational Leadership

I believe in a flexible leadership style which responds to individuals.

Teacher Training

I am always either training myself or delivering training - usually both at the same time.

Lesson Planning

I don't deliver lessons, I facilitate learning through challenging, problem based activities which require creativity and, usually, technology. 

International Education

I am developing creating International-mindedness in students through curriculum.

Curriculum Development

I have written English KS3 curricula, TOK and English LangLit as well as an innovative 'Core' curriculum. 


My passion. I love teaching visual and media literacy as well as the creative writing process.


My students tell me they are happy!