After spending over ten years working as a professional dancer onboard various international cruise ships, I returned to England ready to start a new career as a teacher. I had always seen a career in education in my future but I also wanted to travel the world and can now share my experiences with the younger generation. I studied to be a teacher in London at Roehampton University, where I was lucky enough to have an article published in the Geographical Association’s journal ‘Primary Geography’, which discusses my own personal approach to, and experiences of, teaching Geography to pupils on the autistic spectrum with severe Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), responding to Ofsted’s call for an increase in fieldwork opportunities to allow students to work outside.
Upon completion of my teacher training, I undertook a teaching position at Bradstow School in my hometown of Broadstairs, Kent. Bradstow is a residential special school for young people with severe intellectual disabilities and associated emotional/ behavioural challenges, who are on the autistic spectrum continuum. Initially, I became aware of The British School whilst in Warsaw on a visit with my fiancée. I quickly learned of their excellent reputation and when the opportunity to work at The British School presented itself, it was an offer I simply could not refuse.
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