I studied Applied Biological Sciences at the University of Bath, graduating in 2001. During my degree I was lucky enough to spend a placement in Indonesia studying the diving methods of local fishermen. This was my first experience of Asia which I loved, the people I met and the places and cultures I experienced have always remained with me and I always hoped to return to this part of the world. Following this I completed my PGCE in primary education and then spent 7 years teaching full time in Wiltshire, working with children from reception to year 6. Following the birth of my first son Rory, I moved to Cornwall with my family where I have been teaching since. I love teaching and feel privileged to have worked with so many amazing children and their families in my career so far.
Having lived in some beautiful places in the UK, my husband and I were keen to explore the wider world and so had no hesitation in applying for jobs at BSG. We were both inspired by the core values as they truly represent our own philosophy of education in providing children with an exciting and experiential curriculum to create a lifelong love of learning. This is my first time living and working abroad and I am excited by the opportunities this move brings. I am sure there will be some challenges along the way too but I hope to learn a lot about myself, strengthening my resilience and perseverance, skills which I believe are crucial to experience if we are to successfully support children in their acquisition of these vital life skills.
I join BSG with my husband Chris who will be Head of Primary and my two sons, Rory and Theo. As a family we love to explore new places and particularly enjoy walking and being outdoors. We are looking forward to exploring Guangzhou and other parts of China and Asia. In my spare time I also like reading, catching up with family and friends and baking.