In addition to my leadership role as Assistant Principal, I teach English. I studied English and American Studies at The Universtity of Birmingham, where I also completed a PGCE in English after graduating.
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, right from being a teenager; apart from summer jobs it is all I have ever done or wanted to do.
I drove past Nova when I relocated from Birmingham to Wiltshire ... and whilst this may seem rather cliched, I just 'had a feeling' that this would be my next school and my next post: this was in 2013.
For me, literature touches people’s lives and fosters empathy. It has the power to resonate, to give voice to feelings and experiences that we may not capture eloquently ourselves, but that we recognise and are comforted by the truth of. This is a power and gift that we need to pass on to each and every student.
Whatever our students choose to do in life, I want them to carry with them a sense of drive and purpose that has been fostered by their time in education. It is so important that we teach our young people the value of doing a job well, so that they can find motivation and drive even at times when life is hard or circumstances tough.