I have been very lucky to spend all my time at BSG teaching within upper primary. These two years before the move to secondary, are absolutely critical for a child to thrive and grow into confident, curious and ambitious young men and women. BSG has been very supportive of my phase and I trying out the latest research methods and ideas to get the very best from our students. Mainly these have centered around student leadership opportunities in Golden Time, the Conflict Corridor and most recently, developing the Genius Hour.
The Year 6 Team are one of the finest I have worked with. They are relentless for their passionate desire for every child to achieve their potential and for every child to shine doing what they love. We work very closely to develop the best opportunities for children to learn through play, charity work personal interests and developments around the globe. We are dynamic, forward-thinking team, who are always happy to look for ways to improve. To help with this I read lots about education and learning and well as listen to a range of political, economic and historic Podcasts.
Outside of teaching, I spend my free time either travelling around China, or trying to get fit. This year will be my 40th birthday, so I have made myself a promise to keep fit and stay fit; easier said than done!
Back home in the UK, I have two wonderful daughters: Ellie and Robyn, who I hope to visit one day. I hope to show them this truly spectacular country, where they can meet the friendly people; enjoy the spectacular cuisine and visit some of the most incredible wonders of the world. I am still trying to work out my favourite, in fact. For the moment, it has to be the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Or maybe Tiger Leaping Gorge … or perhaps Mt Everest Base Camp in Tibet … Or the Great Wall … Hmm?
Maybe I should just keep looking?