Background and Experience

I have been teaching since 2006, and on my journey to becoming Assistant Principal, the thing which has always been a constant is my love of History.  My specialism is modern History, and I am fascinated in learning about new perspectives and diversifying our understanding of the past, and sharing this with the students I teach.  Having taught across the Humanities and Sociology, I am able to draw upon multiple disciplines and my aim is to inspire students to see how their experiences connect to the world around them, and how they can make a positive difference both in their own lives and in wider society.

Prior to joining Magna, I have worked in three schools and undertaken a number of leadership roles, my most recent being Leader of CPD which involved planning and leading training and professional development for teachers in a large, outstanding comprehensive school and across the multi-academy trust.  I am currently studying the NPQ in Leading Teacher Development and have recently completed the Diverse Educators leadership programme, both of which have provided a strong foundation for contributing to Magna’s strategic vision of inclusivity, aspiration and empowerment.

I find it a joy to be living and working in Dorset; as a family we love exploring different beaches and the incredible coastline through rowing and paddle boarding, and we also enjoy the creative arts, theatre, live music and visiting local heritage sites.

I am proud to be part of the team at Magna and I look forward to contributing to the academy’s culture of hard work, excellence and kindness.

Three personal Values

  • Integrity – have pride in doing the right thing 
  • Empathy – show understanding, care and respect towards others
  • Collaboration – celebrate each other’s strengths and build a stronger community together

My Favourite Educational Quote:

“IT IS THE SUPREME ART OF THE TEACHER TO AWAKEN JOY IN CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND KNOWLEDGE.”
Albert Einstein

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