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Work experience

Aug 2010Jan 2015

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

British International School Jakarta

Previously Assistant Head of English 

Jul 2014Jan 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 2005Jul 2010

English Teacher and Assistant Head of Faculty

The British International School of Jeddah

Responsibility for KS3 English Curriculum

Jan 2004Jun 2005

English Teacher and Head of Year 7

Gulf English School, Kuwait

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

Sep 2001Jan 2004

Teacher of English and Media Studies, Student teacher mentor

Walker Technology College, UK

Teaching English and Media Studies from KS3 to KS5


Jan 2014Jan 2015

Certificate of Educational Technology and Integrated Learning

Jan 2006Jan 2008

Master of Education - Leadership and Administration

Deakin University
Jan 2000Jan 2001

PGCE - English and Drama

Newcastle University
Jan 1997Jan 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!