My love for learning has driven my educational and professional paths for several decades. After my BSc at the University of Brighton, MSc at Imperial College, London, and PhD at the University of Sheffield, I completed my Secondary Science Teaching Certificate at The University of Portsmouth in 2001. Subsequently, I have worked in a wide variety of schools, within the UK, the Middle East and China, teaching the Sciences to students from Year 5, all the way through to Year 13.
Some achievements during this time have included: guiding students during engineering after-school-activities in the design and full-construction of a petrol-driven, two-seater go-kart with dual-pedals and dual steering; guiding students to achieve A* grade IGCSE’s and A levels in Chemistry, who subsequently embarked on BSc degrees at top tier universities, including Yonsei University, Korea, Imperial College, London and the University of Cambridge, UK.
Joining The British School of Guangzhou and the Science team here was a natural decision when I realised a vacant position became available. The reason for this is three-fold. Firstly, I was previously one of the founding members of Upper Secondary and the Science Department at BSG from 2009-12!
Secondly, I knew Mr Mark Thomas was still the Principal at BSG, and I was very familiar with his talent in driving and guiding the development of an outstanding school, where both academic and non-academic staff at all levels are very frequently retained for multiple contract renewals - which is highly indicative of an exceptionally well-managed and highly successful school.
Thirdly, my youngest child re-visited BSG during his participation in the Global Games in 2019 and was very keen, as was my eldest son, to return to The British School of Guangzhou… inspired and excited even more after their informative, relaxed and very friendly interview with the Head of Secondary, Mr Paul McConnell.