From 2012 to 2013 I took part in the GTP program hosted by the West London Partnership, achieving my QTS in the Summer of 2013. I subsequently taught at Ruislip Gardens Primary School in Year 5 and then Year 6, leading that year group in my last year in that school. I decided to make the move to China and taught at HIKSVS International School in Tianjin.
I am excited by the opportunity I now have to work in a school that has rigorous academic standards, expects the best from its students and staff, and yet maintains an inclusive egalitarian approach to school life. I hope to develop thoughtfulness, empathy and a strong work ethic in the children I teach and a classroom environment in which critical thinking and risk taking are celebrated.
When I am not at work, I like to read, watch films and explore cities and the countryside. I love the great outdoors! I am something of a fitness enthusiast and enjoy going to the gym and swimming regularly. I also enjoy going to art exhibitions, visiting museums, cooking and spending time with friends and family. I volunteer when I can and have worked with several charities in my spare time.