I am extremely happy to be joining The British School of Beijing, Shunyi as of August 2018 as a Biology teacher, General Science Teacher and Head of Year 8.
I previously have taught in Kuwait and also had the Head of Science role out there for a year. Prior to that I was lead teacher of Biology in the UK for a year and before this Head of Biology at a school in London.
I have 6 years of experience in a teaching role and have held middle management positions while teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics to higher GCSE and IGCSE level, and Biology and Chemistry to A levels and IBDP programs. I have also taught foundation Genetics and Oncology to university students.
I obtained a BSc Biology and Oncology from the University of Derby and then did a Masters in Research (MRes) in Oncology participating in prostate cancer research for Cancer UK at the John Van Geest Cancer research centre Nottingham. After completing my Masters I decided to follow a path of teaching as I had enjoyed teaching lectures to undergraduate students whist I was completing my masters degree, aiding them in all aspects of microbiology lab work. So after this I completed a post graduate diploma of education with Biology and Chemistry specialisms at the University of Sheffield, before taking my first teaching post in London.
I am looking forward to my new role as a Head of Year to make sure that schooling is tailored and personal to students' need, to make sure they can aspire and achieve their full potential during their schooling career and in their chosen career afterwards. My ethos revolves around involving all students in a wide range of varied activities in and out of the classroom to encourage personal development and social development from working as part of a team.
I try to facilitate relationships between students and teachers by actively getting involved in extracurricular activities. I am a keen sports follower especially weight lifting, rugby and cricket, and have represented teams at the county level for both cricket and rugby. I believe the friendships that students made in extracurricular activities are just as important to the ones in classroom as most of my closest friends were made during my sporting career.