I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science before enrolling for a PGCE in ICT, as Computer Science wasn’t a National Curriculum subject at the time. When the new Computer Science curriculum was introduced, I was able to capitalize on my degree to successfully help my school with its development and implementation, part of which entailed upskilling other staff members.
After 6 great years teaching in secondary schools, I saw an opportunity to work with the British Computer Society where I would be able to have a national impact on the subject for which I am so passionate. During my time there I had a hand in the development and delivery of national computing programs across England.
Personal highlights for me include giving the keynote speech at the Education World Leaders Forum in South Korea, and speaking at events in Mexico and Malaysia about the importance of Computing education in the modern world.
Despite these great moments, my heart has always been in the classroom and I’m delighted to be back teaching again especially at such an exceptional school.
When I’m not working on building a new gadget or coding something for a new project I can often been found on the high waves. Yacht sailing and racing is my current passion and I recently completed my RYA Day Skipper certification. I’m excited about the opportunity to improve my skills on the great lakes.
This school is different to all others I have worked at because… BISC enables teachers to work beyond the confines of the National Curriculum to develop exciting, cutting edge lessons which will help students develop a deeper understanding of the technologies which surround us, and realize the benefits that they can bring.