I have worked in several schools in Scotland, China, Japan and Australia, though I spent most of the past decade working at Nord Anglia’s British School of Beijing Shunyi where I have been lucky enough to have encountered some truly amazing and inspirational colleagues and some of friendliest, hardest-working and most thoughtful students I have ever met. I am pleased to say the trend is continuing here.
I am happily married with two small and very cute children who keep me very busy and very happy. When I get the chance, I love hill walking and the outdoors generally, snowboarding, live music and travel. Reading is a passion with special interests in literary non-fiction, poetry and graphic novels. I see encouraging a love of literature as a key part of my role as an English teacher, which led to my setting up Nord Anglia’s Global Library project and supporting our Battle of the Books team. Cinema is a key preoccupation of mine with my Global Cinema group linking our school with film buffs around the world. As Global Campus Leader, I relish the opportunities it created for linking our students with a truly worldwide network of peers for connectivity, collaboration and conversation.
I find Hong Kong's distinct mixture of Chinese culture with a global perspective truly fascinating and regularly use it to forge links between my English and History lessons and the world beyond the classroom.