After graduating with a BA and an MA in English Literature from Leicester University, I chose to train as a teacher and completed my PGCE at the University of Bath in 2005. In the UK, I taught students aged between 11 and 19 many of whom went on to study at Russell Group universities. I also worked for the Cambridge exam board and this enabled my students to achieve well above their individual expectations as I was able to hone my teaching to ensure they were able to demonstrate the necessary skills in an examination setting. Following ten years teaching and leading in the United Kingdom I wanted to widen my experience by teaching in an international setting and am delighted to have the opportunity to work at the BISW.
A surprise gift from my students before I came to DC included an autograph book where they wrote messages of thanks. The messages were all different but the common thread is summed up here:
“I never had much confidence in English until the last two years; you really helped me believe in myself”
BISW really is a special place to work; the students bring not only a range of cultures and experiences but also their positive approach to learning. I am looking forward to supporting students as they strive to achieve their academic and personal goals. I am sure I will learn a lot from them along the way too. BISW as part of Nord Anglia is an institution that values its staff and students and offers opportunities for development to all. I am excited to join at a time when Nord Anglia have shown their commitment to the school; demonstrated by the third floor expansion, and am lucky enough to be teaching in one of these new classrooms.