My love of history began when I started GCSE History. I loved learning about how ordinary people significantly impacted huge turning points in history. I was also inspired by excellent teachers who brought the subject to life, and I aim to do the same for the students I teach.
After school, I studied Modern History and Politics at University before completing a Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies. I focused on the history of the Ottoman Empire and the Arab-Israeli conflict. After this, I completed my PGCE in History and, a few years later, a Masters in History Education.
I have been teaching for 13 years, most of my career spent in London before relocating to the Dorset coast with my family. I have been Head of History and Politics and a Lead Practitioner. I love teaching both subjects as I constantly learn and find new areas to read up on and create exciting enquiries for! I love empowering young people by helping them build the skills and confidence to thrive in the subjects that I teach, and I get enormous satisfaction from seeing my students love what we are studying as much as I do.
I genuinely believe that History and Politics are incredibly enriching subjects and that the knowledge and skills acquired from studying them are invaluable to navigating life in the 21st century. I am particularly interested in hidden histories and lesser-known narratives about the past; one of my favourite historians is David Olusaoga. His book ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’ is an eye-opening insight into British history.
When I am not teaching, I have three young children who keep me very busy! I also love to run and get absolute joy from swimming in the sea.
I look forward to supporting my students and enabling them to succeed in their studies!