Belinda started her teaching career in 2001 after initially qualifying as a Nutritionist and working with young people diagnosed with eating disorders. Her first post was in a 14-19 Secondary school in North Yorkshire, after which she worked for the local education authority as a development manager for inclusion, student voice and participation. Belinda returned to classroom teaching in 2008 as Head of Applied Learning and SENCO. She took up her first international school post in Indonesia as Head of Student Services responsible for Special Educational Needs, EAL and Counselling Services.
Belinda joined BISB in August 2016.
Belinda is committed to the ideals and principles of inclusion, global citizenship, intercultural understanding and tolerance. She believes every student is unique and talented and should have access to a curriculum that ensures they can succeed. Belinda believes that targeted intervention can not only develop students’ academic ability but increase their self-esteem and confidence so they believe in themselves, take risks and develop growth mind-sets. She is ambitious for all students to attain and develop the required skills and knowledge to become global citizens who can make a difference in an ever changing world.
In her spare time, Belinda enjoys kayaking and walks in the Buda Hills with her husband Andy. She is passionate about art especially photorealism and collects the work of Donald Macdonald and contemporary artist Naka. She also likes reading factual literature about microbiology.