I started teaching because I wanted to help young people learn and develop a love of mathematics and went into teaching straight after completing my degree. My first teaching position was in 2001 at an inner city London school in the borough of Camden, I then moved on to become a Head of Mathematics in 2006. After two years as a head of department I moved to Mexico City and later Shanghai to teach Mathematics in international schools, teaching the International Baccalaureate. In 2011 I moved back to London to become a Head of Mathematics at a school in Westminster, and after a year became a member of the senior leadership team. My last school post was as an Assistant Headteacher, still in London, which I held for 5 years. Along with my whole other school responsibilities I taught mainly GCSE and A level mathematics classes. I’m really looking forward to working with KS3 students again.
I'm in Kuala Lumpur with my wife, who is also a teacher and my two young children. I enjoy using my hands to make things and being creative; making simple furniture and 'upcycling' unwanted items. It's great to share some of these practical examples with my students in mathematics lessons. Throughout school and college I played rugby and cricket, however now all I can manage is to watch the odd game!
Being equipped to deal with the world around you both through your wellbeing and learning about different subjects in school help you to be happy. Happiness comes from your actions and I believe a well-balanced education will allow you to find and develop the skills to do what you love the most.