I studied BA (joint honours) English and Dance with Theatre Studies at The University of Birmingham (1999-2002) since which time I have worked in a number of different senior roles in both primary and secondary schools in London, UK. I qualified to teach in the UK in 2003 and gained Qualified Teacher Status in 2004. I received a PGDip Cert in the psychology of Education from the Institute of Education, London (2007), and qualified via the Future Leaders Programme (UK) for fast track to Headship.
I worked at an outstanding CE School from 2003-2010 where I held a number of roles: Head of dance, Head of KS3 and Head of Year (8,9,10) and Assistant Head Teacher. Here, I taught English, Dance and Drama from KS3-5 and worked to ensure that the delivery of examination syllabi was effective. Following this, I transferred to the senior team of 2 further London secondary schools, leading on behaviour management, safeguarding, evaluating teaching and learning- ensuring best practice and securing improved outcomes for pupils. I also worked for a year in a Special School developing specific plans and curriculum for pupils with additional learning needs. I have specific expertise in ensuring pupils with disabilities or additional needs achieve highly and can access the school curriculum with appropriate support.
I then re-trained in the UK primary sector, joining the prestigious schools chain and most recently, led a school in Hastings, as Headteacher.