After completing my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Language at the University of Hertfordshire, I began working towards Qualified Teacher Status at the University of Bedfordshire, completing the degree in 2011. As a qualified teacher I began teaching at a mixed comprehensive in my hometown, Hemel Hempstead, where I spent a happy 3 years before deciding to fulfil my dream of travelling the world. I left England in the summer of 2014 with plans to do lots of volunteer work in South America before continuing my travels and visiting the South Pacific Islands, Indonesia and Asia. Already having contacts at Bangkok Patana, I was put in touch with Mr. Paul, who invited me in to interview as an English Teacher in January 2015 – I’ve decided to pause the travelling for a while – I love it here! Outside of school I enjoy stereotypical ‘English Teacher’ activities such as reading, concentrating on my own writing and going to the cinema/theatre. I also enjoy travelling, experiencing different cultures and trying new things, whether that be a sporting activity or a language (I’m trying my very best to learn Thai). St Andrews is very different to other schools I have worked at because it focusses on the happiness of its students above all else, even exam results. I love that the core belief system here is that if students are enjoying school, they will want to learn and good results will come naturally. Walking around St Andrews, everyone is always smiling and happy to be there and that is what makes this school so unique.