Background and Experience

I grew up in Devon and was regularly exposed to Dartmoor and the coast so it’s no surprise that I chose to live and work in Dorset surrounded by beautiful countryside and amazing beaches. I also completed both my BA (Hons) degree in Sport Science and PGCE in the south west and it was during my studies that I discovered my passion for teaching and working with young people.

I am an experienced teacher of twenty years, with PE at my heart, especially teaching and working with Sixth Form students. I’ve held numerous roles as I have developed through my career including leading Post 16 PE, developing early career professionals training in a Teaching School, and leading a college of 380 students with responsibility for their pastoral care and academic progress. I have a genuine love of learning and have recently completed my National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL).

I’m married and have two sons; we travel as often as possible and have enjoyed visiting Europe, south-east Asia and Australia. I run regularly; often entering 10K race events. To relax I spend time reading a good book and strongly believe that reading is chocolate for the brain.

I am a committed practitioner who is passionate about recognising the talents and needs of every student, developing these, and preparing them to respond positively to life’s opportunities and challenges.

Three Personal Values

  • Authenticity – be yourself, be genuine and don’t try to be what you think others want you to be
  • Positivity – bring energy and enthusiasm to your work and be supportive of others
  • Determination – know what you want to achieve; be brave and keep working hard to reach it, even if you are set back, try again

My Favourite Educational Quote

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”
Tim Notke

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