I’m a youth and community worker, turned secondary English teacher. I started my career with children and young people as a youth and community worker, gaining a range of experience with young people aged 3-21 including: mainstream and informal education settings, pastoral support, alternative provision and detached youth work.
Having completed my BA(Hons) Open (English & Philosophy) and DipELS (English Language Studies) at The Open University, I undertook postgraduate training in youth and community work at The University of St Mark and St John before training as a secondary English teacher at Durham University.
After completing an Outstanding Teacher Programme, I took on a whole school TLR as part of a leadership development programme where I was leading on digital literacy as part of a 1-1 iPads for learning project. I’m an ITT and NQT mentor and currently hold 2 TLR posts as a Lead Teacher and intervention coordinator.
Along side teaching, I’m a research student at Durham University where my interests include education policy, professional learning and social justice approaches to education.
I also blog about curriculum, leadership and gender issues as well as presenting at CPD events and TeachMeets. From late 2015, I took on the role of North East regional leader for WomenEd.