I was born in Yorkshire where I developed a love of the English countryside. I have a BA (honours) degree in History and Politics from the University of Keele and I adored my university so much that I stayed there for my PGCE in History.
History is my passion- so much so that I met my husband on a WWII related History Teaching Course (not the most romantic of first meetings)! I love learning the story of our past and how it all fits together. Watching History come to life in my student’s imaginations is an absolute highlight for me.
I adore teaching active History lessons. In order to learn, I firmly believe that students have to be engaged and enquiring and as a teacher I love creating lessons which appeal to their inquisitive minds. I will always aim to challenge my students and to instill a can-do attitude within my subject!
My teaching experience has catered to my ideals of maintaining strong community links and relationships with not only students but also the parent community. Having taught in several large schools, I have been lucky enough to teach many students from different backgrounds and experiences and to have built positive and lasting ties with them. I have experience teaching both IGCSE and GCSE and A-level and IB students, along with extensive KS3 classes.
In my down time, I love to travel, read and try and improve my very uncoordinated Zumba skills! I am a firm believer that we should all try something that challenges us - and might make us look a little silly!