I have a BA Joint Honours in English Language and Journalism from the University of Worcester and a postgraduate degree in Primary Education from the University of Birmingham. Although I qualified in 2016, I have been volunteering in schools as early as 2009, where I discovered teaching as my passion. I was quickly inspired by those around me to pursue a career in education, and have continued to meet and work alongside such influential people since teaching at Peters Hill Primary School in the West Midlands. There, I gained experience in working in a large primary school setting, as the school hosts over nine hundred students, from Nursery up to Year 6. I thrived in the school’s atmosphere and enjoyed the camaraderie between staff members, as well as the community that a larger school can foster. After a couple of years, I became Pupil Premium Lead, focusing on how we enabled disadvantaged children to receive an enriched and fulfilling curriculum both inside and outside of school.
After a wonderful four years, I decided it was time to pursue a career teaching abroad, something I have wanted to do since qualifying. Much searching lead me to the BSB Shunyi website, where the ambitious and passionate aims and ethos presented were enough to convince me that this was the school and community I wanted to be part of. I eagerly look forward to developing my teaching practice, being offered brand new opportunities and having the privilege of working in such a diverse and inspiriting school in 2020.
I am a lover of film and theatre but my true passion lies with food, both cooking and eating! I am eagerly looking forward to trying some of the cuisine Beijing and the rest of China have to offer, as well as hopefully partake in some Chinese cooking myself. I am often found trying to invite friends over as an excuse to cook for them during a weekend, though I won’t quote them on the quality of my culinary skills! I enjoy exercising and am an avid runner, taking part in half marathons and hoping to one day complete a full marathon. I do, however, enjoy slowing down for a walk too! Tennis is my sporting passion and it has always been my dream to one day attend the Wimbledon finals. Hopefully my career at BSB and a life in China will assist me in finding brand new passions and opportunities.