In 2007 I completed my degree in Early Childhood Studies and Psychology. From there I travelled to South Africa to work with a charity to help disadvantaged children learn to read. It was due to this experience that I decided to train to be a teacher with the ultimate goal of teaching abroad. I moved to London to study for my Post Graduate Certificate in Education, which I completed in 2009. I initially worked as a supply teacher before working at a school in East London for 3 years. During this time I became the reading coordinator and worked with the reading charity in South Africa, getting my school involved in fundraising and charity events, promoting a love for reading.
After gaining teaching experience in the UK I felt ready to take on a new teaching role and began searching for a challenging and exciting teaching role in a school, which would enable me to develop my practice and potential further. The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun jumped out at me as the perfect opportunity to achieve this. I had never been to China before and was very excited about the new experience. I have been at the school since 2014 and I am enjoying all the new experiences Beijing has to offer as well as working with a strong team at the school.