After a couple of local jobs, I joined the Royal Air Force as a Data Analyst before becoming a Voice Communication Systems Analyst. I studied Russia and German to Linguist level and colloquial Serbo-Croat, although without regular use these skills are now very rusty! I also completed my BSc (Open) including Maths, Programming, ICT, English and Geology with the Open University. However, I couldn’t achieve my long-term goal of a career in education within the RAF, so I took voluntary redundancy in 2007.
I completed my teacher training as a Maths specialist at The Priory Academy LSST, before moving to Priory Witham, later becoming Curriculum Leader for Maths. After four years I moved to Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School, with responsibility for KS4 Maths.
I loved working at LCHS but had always wanted to teach in an alternative provision, so when the chance came to work at The Pilgrim School I couldn’t turn it down. As Assistant Head, Head of Maths and Staff Governor we are presented with constant challenges, improvements and evolutions in education, and can see the ever-increasing differences we can make to our students’ lives and futures and those of the people around them.