Carl started his teaching career in 2010 on the Graduate Teacher programme. His first post was in a large comprehensive school in his hometown of Hartlepool. He was appointed as a Head of Department while still in his newly qualified teaching year, graduating with an ‘outstanding teacher’ rating.
Carl joined NAE in 2012. He has aided pupils in performances for winter assemblies, organised culture week and set up the yearly pop and rock concerts. He has taken pupils on trips to Tanzania in his role as a Global Campus Co-ordinator and recently took a trip to New York as part of the Global Orchestra.
“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” – Joss Whedon, Screenwriter.
As educators, it is our job to show pupils the joy of creating. We must provide them with the tools and skills to build something lasting, something they can forever be proud of. As teachers, we must guide them on the correct path, showing them how to make informed lifestyle choices regarding the how and why human beings have done this for centuries and will continue doing it forever more.
In his spare time, Carl is an avid collector of American comic books and is currently writing a graphic novel about boxing in Victorian England. To keep fit he is currently training to be a professional wrestler.