Deputy Headteacher | St Matthew Academy

The world around us is always changing and my experience is that education is the key to sharing opportunities and overcoming life’s challenges. This is why I joined the teaching profession at 21, straight after university.  I began teaching in Further Education, which meant that I was usually the youngest person in the classroom. 16 years later, my enthusiasm has matured into a responsibility as a leader to inspire and empower others through education.

My role is extremely varied. Whether that is in the classroom, teaching young people or training senior leaders at the Institute of Education. As well as being a full-time Deputy Head teacher, I am also a Leadership and Management coach. Continual learning for myself is very important. In 2005, I received a Masters in Health Education and Health promotion and am learning Web design and amateur astronomy.