At the age of 25, I came to the harsh realisation that I wasn’t ever going to play cricket for England, and therefore had to think of something else I wanted to do with my life. As daunting a prospect as this seemed, I thought back to my University year abroad (during which I taught English at a school in Germany), and decided that teaching was the profession for me.
I was born and raised in High Wycombe and attended Hamilton Primary School and John Hampden Grammar School. I’m now in my fifth year as a teacher at Great Kingshill, having completed my undergraduate degree in Journalism and German at the University of Sheffield, and my PGCE at Goldsmiths, University of London.
I feel very fortunate to be one of those people who genuinely loves their job. No two days are ever the same, and I relish the day-to-day challenges that come with being a teacher. Teaching has already given me several fantastic opportunities, including qualifying as a Specialist Leader in Education, working to obtain the school a Primary Science Quality Mark Gold Award, supporting and training Primary trainees, and wearing a dress on stage in the Year 5 play. What I love most about teaching, is that it allows me to see the impact I have on shaping the minds and lives of the children I work with, and the progress they make on their own journey.
Outside of school, I’m an avid sportsman and captain of a local cricket team. I also love singing, quizzes and Mexican food. I strongly dislike traffic jams and rain.