I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from the University of Leeds and received my PGCE from University College of Ripon and York St. John. The first twelve years of my teaching career were spent working in state primary schools in the North West of England. During this time, I was fortunate enough to be able to contribute to pupil progress both at classroom and whole school level. In my last role in the UK, I was promoted to the role of Deputy Headteacher. After successfully completing my NPQH in 2008, I moved to Saudi Arabia to take on the headship of a small British Curriculum Primary school. This was a wonderful job, providing me with an opportunity to make a positive impact across all aspects of school life, and to work with children across the primary age range.
After my last role as Deputy Head at the British International School Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter, I felt it was the right time to take on a new challenge outside of Saudi Arabia. BSB Shunyi, with its excellent reputation was the perfect choice, and I am very much looking forward to joining and leading the Year 1 team in August 2022.
In my spare time, I hope to be travelling, exploring locations that are off the beaten track, finding new places to eat and drink and learning as much as I possibly can about the culture of my new home. My other passions include making sure I always have a good book on the go and playing my guitar. I’ve recently taken up golf which is providing me with joy and frustration in equal measure.