This will now be my third year here at BSB Sanlitun and it’s been a great adventure so far, full of fantastic opportunities. Prior to joining BSB, I had been teaching at a large inner-city London school, where I taught both Year 4 and Year 6. I studied English and Sociology at The University of Sunderland and also volunteered at local primary schools, running book clubs and supporting teachers. It was this opportunity that inspired me to become a teacher, so after graduating I decided to carry on with my studies at Sunderland and complete my PGCE.
I took the decision to move to London as I wanted to teach in a large multicultural city, where there were plenty of opportunities for me to develop my teaching further and gain as much experience as I possibly could. While I was working in London, I became involved in various working parties; looking at ways of improving reading across the curriculum, as well as implementing a new behaviour management strategy on a whole school level, that was welcomed by both pupils and parents - something that I feel very proud of.
Having spent a few summers travelling around Asia I decided that I wanted broaden my horizon and teach abroad. I immediately began looking for new and exciting places to work and discovered The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun. The school instantly stood out to me as a place to achieve this, so I grasped the opportunity to work here with both hands and I have not looked back since!
When I am not working I am usually in the kitchen cooking or on the hunt for new recipes and ingredients. Cooking is something that I am very passionate about and I love cooking for friends and family at weekend get-togethers. As well as cooking, I also enjoy reading a good novel and of course cook books - I have a very healthy collection of them.