For my undergraduate degree, I studied English Language and Sociology at The University of Sheffield. After graduating, I returned to London and completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Middlesex University. I was fortunate enough to secure a position teaching Year 4 at an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ school in North London before the end of my course, and I went on to spend six years working across Key Stage 2 and coordinating PE, G&T and ICT. At the time of my decision to move to Brazil, I was working in Year 6, so I was surprised but excited to accept a position teaching in Year 2. It was a whole new experience for me, and has without doubt enriched my practice. I enjoyed working with the Key Stage One pupils so much that I completed a further four years leading Year 1 and Year 2 as Key Stage One Coordinator, before moving back into Year 6 at the start of 2018/19. I am now working on developing the approach to assessment across the whole of the primary school, alongside my new responsibility as Deputy Head.
I was born and raised in London, which is where I spent the first 18 years of my life before moving up to Sheffield for university. I returned home for a few years before the call of the big wide world encouraged me to take the plunge and apply to The British College of Brazil. As an avid football fan, I spend a lot of time (probably too much time, if I am being honest!) playing, watching and reading about the game. I recently extended this interest to include writing, as I am currently producing reports for a blog that covers the Brasileirao, the Brazilian first division. I have also tried my hand at a variety of other sports, such as golf and squash, with varying degrees of success! I enjoy reading about a range of topics including history, technology and current affairs, and I try my best to keep up with the news events of the day.