I am a passionate leader of education, a linguist, a musician and a father of three. Throughout my career I have been motivated by giving pupils the best possible educational experience they can have; whether that be in the classroom or through my leadership.
I am a Modern Foreign Languages graduate. I studied German and French at university and spent extended periods of time abroad, giving me a high level of proficiency in each language. I also completed an A level in Italian at Adult College to test my teaching methods. I have worked in secondary schools for 23 years as a teacher, Middle Leader, Advanced Skills Teacher, SLT member and as a Headteacher.
My particular areas of expertise lie in teaching, learning and curriculum design. I also specialise in system-level leadership and management themes such as organisational structures and line management.
I love the fact that no two days are ever the same and how young people can constantly surprise and inspire you. It is also a privilege to work around like-minded adults who are committed to the cause.
I sing semi-professionally, enjoy cycling on and off-road and above all, love spending time with my children.