I was born in Worcester, in the West Midlands of England, where I was the eldest of 5 children, raised by a teacher and a soldier, and I believe these factors have led to my personal values, as well as driving me towards choosing education for my career. I took GCSEs, and read A-levels in the Sciences and Mathematics at college, and then went on to read Biology, and complete my QTS in Sheffield.
Since qualifying, I have worked for 5 years at Northampton School for Boys, a high performing state school, recognised nationally for exceptional attainment. During this time I have gained invaluable experience teaching pupils aged 11-18, in both my departmental and pastoral capacities. I have led
my previous tutees through their secondary education and am aware of the challenges and rewards of being a personal tutor throughout my pupils’ formative years. I have very high expectations of myself and of my pupils, and look forward to working with them across their secondary education. Teaching in an International school has always been an ambition of mine and I am very much looking forward to embracing the challenges of working in Dubai and I am very proud to be part of such a well-regarded school.
I believe that Science is an incredibly important subject, promoting curiosity and investigation in how the universe works. I believe that pupils should be engaged and challenged in their learning, and strive to make sure all my pupils attain the best they can by consistently adapting my teaching approach to meet individual needs. This has been shown by strong results throughout my career.
As a firm believer in holistic education it will be a pleasure to help out with the school’s extra-curricular and residential activities. It is important to me that pupils leave school as well rounded, bright and confident individuals, prepared to take on whatever future challenges they engage.