I studied Computer Science at university and worked firstly as a graduate programmer and then as a software engineer. I moved into teaching in 1997 having completed my PGCE at Warwick University. Over the past 20 years I have worked in a varied range of schools, each with their unique set of challenges that have allowed me to extend my skills as a teacher and a senior leader. The British School in Warsaw is my first international role and I am very much looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and, to being part of such an amazing school.
I grew up in the north-west of England in a town called St Helens. St Helens is only famous for two things, being the home of one of the country’s largest glass companies and its rugby league team! I’m very privileged that my father was a ‘local hero’ who played rugby at an international level and more recently he was honoured by being one of the five legends of rugby league who have been immortalised in a bronze statue at Wembley Stadium.
I have two grown up sons who are based in the UK and two dogs who have come to Warsaw with me. I enjoy walking, reading, travelling and experiencing new cultures.