I completed my PGCE in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Cumbria more than 16 years ago and remained in the North West of England where I started my teaching career by working in two state schools, St Wilfrid’s Church of England school in Blackburn and Rhyddings Business and Enterprise school in Accrington. After several years of teaching in the UK, I accepted a position in an international school in Qatar where I spent six years and then moved to the British International School of Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia where I spent another six years and occupied several positions of responsibility, from Continuing Professional Development and Newly Qualified Teacher Coordinator to Deputy and Acting Headteacher of the Senior School and Sixth Form. In 2019 I achieved my National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and became a fully qualified British School Overseas inspector.
I strongly believe that every child, regardless of their background or ability, has the right to access good quality education and to be pushed to achieve the best they can. This principle directs everything that I always do in school.
My wife is the Head of Whole School Academic PE at TBS and we have two beautiful children aged 3 and 1 ½. In my spare time, I enjoy practising sports, I am a keen footballer and I participate in marathons and triathlons. I have competed in several marathons and half iron mans all over the world.