I absolutely love education in all the forms that it takes. Following my Masters in Educational Research Methods, I became a researcher at the University of Hertfordshire on a project that evaluated the impact of the ‘Aimhigher’ widening participation programme in schools. After I had been ‘on the side lines’ looking into schools, I was desperate to get in and start training as a classroom teacher myself, so I completed a PGCE in 2007 at the Institute of Education in London.
I have been teaching Psychology for over 13 years and started my career working in inner-city London schools. I have been an examiner for A level Psychology for most of that time and have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the examining process. I also teach Health and Social Care, and I am the centre coordinator for the EPQ at the school I currently teach in.
Psychology as a discipline is a passion of mine, and I regularly read up to date research around the subject as a member of the British Psychological Society. To be able to combine that with introducing students to the subject is a joy, and I have been lucky to have inspired students to go on to study Psychology at university. Working with young people on a day to day basis is an absolute privilege, and studying a subject that I am also so fond of, really is the dream!
I am lucky to now live in the beautiful, rural county of Northumberland where I enjoy all that the area has to offer with fantastic beaches and forests on my doorstep. In my spare time, I love travelling with my family to Europe and have enjoyed recent camping holidays in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.