After working for Cambridgeshire Schools Library Services and Barclays Stockbrokers, Ashley began his teaching Career in Spain as an EAL teacher. Two years later he returned to the UK to complete his PGCE and began teaching History in a comprehensive school in Kettering. At this school he also served as Gifted and Talented Coordinator.
Ashley joined NAE in 2005, accepting a post in Budapest. Initially teaching History and Spanish, he was able to get further involved in the IB Diploma Programme and additionally teach Theory of Knowledge and Psychology. During his time at the school Ashley was previously Key Stage Three Coordinator, switching to Head of Humanities in 2010.
Ashley is passionate about history teaching, believing that the opportunities to create an inquiry-based, skills-focused curriculum can create a programme of study that is both relevant to the modern world and engaging to all students. He has a particular interest in the International Baccalaureate programmes, believing that by tailoring these to individuals, all students are able to realise their ambitions.
Ashley spends most of his ‘spare’ time with his three small children, either supporting their interests or trying to get them to follow his own: Mountain biking in the Pilis Hills, playing ice hockey and visiting Budapest museums.