In my previous role, I was teaching at a Centre for Special Needs Education in Kuala Lumpur, where I oversaw all aspects of SEN policy and teaching. Prior to this, I worked for 2 years as Head of Boys Physical Education in a Secondary school in the United Kingdom, where I taught a variety of subjects and took on pastoral responsibilities. My teaching experience encompasses working with students from Year 7 through to Year 13, who have a wide range of learning needs. I prioritise support for all pupils with additional needs and enjoys creating personalised interventions for them.
In my spare time, I enjoy a wide range of sports including javelin, playing Gaelic football and keeping fit through going to the gym. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy travelling to different countries and experiencing new cultures. My favourite quote is "Happiness is about the journey, not the final destination". Students should embrace the learning experience and the challenges which come along the way, rather than focussing on final grade.
I believe that happiness is helping students to overcome barriers to learning so they can be the best they can be. Improving students' well-being and raising their expectations about what they are capable of will help to contribute to academic and personal success.