I have taught Key Stages 3-5 Drama in the UK for six years and I'm now in my 6th year teaching internationally. I have taught a variety of qualifications, including: GCSE’s, BTEC’s, A Level, National Diplomas and IB. I have also taught other subjects such as English from KS3 to GCSE level and KS3 Dance.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performing Arts from the University of Hull, I was then selected for a Graduate Teacher Training programme where I trained to be a Drama Teacher at a Performing Arts Academy.
During my early teaching days of teaching at Winifred Holtby Academy in Hull, I studied and gained a Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning awarded by the University of Hull. More recently, I have developed an interest in Coaching, and whilst at my previous school, Alice Smith in Kuala Lumpur, I completed my Performance Coach Training for Schools’ certificate from ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) and am now a certified coach, which enables me to encourage learning, reflection and growth among the staff and student body.
In addition to teaching, I have also worked closely with pastoral teams at ks4 to monitor systems for assessing and improving students' academic attainment and progress, alongside ensuring a provision of effective pastoral care and guidance. I particularly enjoyed this opportunity as it put me at the forefront of being able to organize Information, careers and guidance evenings for both parents and students.
Throughout my career so far, I have taken on many positions which have extended from being Head of Drama to Deputy Head of the Creative Arts Faculty. Acting Head of Faculty for maternity cover, Student Voice Leader, Pastoral Tutor,, MUN coordinator, PSHe Coordinator and Teaching and Learning coach. I particularly enjoyed the latter role as it required me to raise the profile of Learning & Teaching through being proactive in supporting teachers to develop their professional practice and pedagogical understanding; part of my role was to spearhead a whole-school dialogue on learning and teaching, with the overall aim of nurturing a collaborative culture of peer-driven excellence and research into outstanding learning and teaching.
I believe myself to be very fortunate to have experienced residencies with industry and critically acclaimed experts such as: Frantic Assembly and Splendid. Exposure to excellent industry practice has linked nicely to my Professional Goal and Learning outcome of continually developing as a classroom practitioner.
In my own time I love to read both fiction and non-fiction and I have a passion for writing stories, poetry etc. I also love to travel the world and listen to podcasts that will help me live my best life, socially, emotionally and physically.