Head of Teaching and Learning
On completion of my Biology degree, I left the University in Manchester to move back to Lincolnshire. Jobs in the field of Biology were hard to come by and after doing various jobs, which included factory hand, shop worker and greens keeper I found an agency job as a Science Technician. This took me away to Hull, Cambridge, Suffolk, Norfolk and London where I worked in various settings. These included the School of Tropical medicine in London and Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge. I eventually settled in London for 10 years where I stayed at University College London analysing DNA and conducting scientific trials.
After this period, I felt that a change was due so finally underwent my teacher training at Goldsmiths University before gaining employment in North London. London Teaching was challenging and varied but for family reasons I eventually moved back to Lincolnshire and looked forward to the challenges there. I was lucky enough to have a job interview with The Pilgrim School and immediately felt that the ethos and outlook of the School were what I was looking for. I wanted these young people to support. I also found a community of staff who felt the same. After 11 years, the work is still challenging, fun and varied. I am proud to be a member of The Pilgrim community.