I have now been teaching different combinations of Geography, History, Maths and Theory of Knowledge for 20 years, in schools in London, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. Since my second year of teaching I have also had additional responsibilities, beginning as PSHE Coordinator and Assistant Head of Year in London, spending six years as Head of Year (moving with the students from Years 8-13) at Bangkok Patana School and then six years as Deputy Head (Pastoral) at the British International School, Vietnam. I returned to Thailand, and joined St. Andrews International School Bangkok, in August 2010 as Deputy Head (Curriculum), attracted by the supportive and happy atmosphere, both for me and for my son. Since August 2012 I have been Head of High School. I am both very proud of what we have all achieved during my time at the school and determined that the High School continues to get better every year. I spend far too much time outside school thinking about Education, Geography and TOK, which between them cover most of the world. I also love watching films and watching Arsenal win. St Andrews is both the only school that I have worked at that has the conviction to include the word "happy" on its Mission Statement, and the best school I know – a view shared by many recent visitors – in terms of really living its Mission Statement. Here, teachers, parents and students share a belief that happy and supported students can challenge themselves, and make amazing progress, both in and out of the classroom.