I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2000 with a 2:1 Bachelor of the Arts (Hons) Degree in Primary Education specialising in Physical Education (with QTS). Following university I worked in Primary school in Liverpool and Greater Manchester.
My then partner (now wife) and I had always discussed a desire to sample working abroad and so in 2004 we were very lucky to be given positons at St Andrews. While at St. Andrews I have been a Year 2 and Year 3 class teacher, Numeracy Coordinator and have now moved into a management role as Head of Key Stage 2.
As a person, I always enjoy a challenge. I have recently undertaken a number of online courses in the field of education, with the aim of embarking on a Masters in Education course in the near future.
Outside of work, I like to stay mentally and physically active through cycling, football, reading and regular brain training activities. I also enjoy long walks with my dog, which can be difficult in Bangkok, so I often retreat to Hua Hin at the weekends to get some fresh air outside of the city.
St. Andrews is a unique working environment. A strong community feel runs throughout the school, enabling excellent relationships between students, staff and parents. The team of excellent teachers provide a stimulating, accessible curriculum, allowing every child to be sufficiently challenged and motivated to do their best.
I have enjoyed watching St. Andrews grow from strength to strength over the 10 years I have been here, in terms of numbers, facilities and the breadth and effectiveness of the curriculum offered, all the while maintaining that sense of community and small school feel in which every child and family is known and valued.