Having been an English teacher in a comprehensive school for over forty years, I have a wealth of experience in sharing my love of literature and the power of language with students of all abilities. The excitement of sharing this passion has never waned.
My role as Head of Key Stage 4 enabled me to support students both pastorally and academically, ensuring they could access the curriculum in all subjects and fulfil their potential. I was able to show students a range of post-16 and career options, forging links with universities and local businesses. I have always enjoyed this holistic approach to education, and because of this, I embarked on the National Professional Qualification for Head Teachers. I have also been an examiner for English Language for the Oxford Cambridge Board.
A year teaching in a public school in Buenos Aires expanded my horizons. I experienced the excitement and challenges of living and working in a country still recovering from the Falklands war and exploring other South American countries.
Having spent many years living in the Forest of Dean and walking the Welsh mountains, I am now enjoying a new life exploring Cotswold villages, churches and the countryside. A love of architecture, art, gardens, music and theatre makes for many stimulating trips. Currently, I enjoy reading biographies and returning to the classics.
You are embarking on a journey to explore the magic and mystery of language and how to manipulate language for various audiences. A study of literature allows you to explore other cultures and experiences beyond your own. I look forward to helping along the way.