I was born in London within a few miles of Highbury – the home of football. After leaving school, I studied History at Nottingham University. I didn’t start teaching until the age of 30, having previously spent my time travelling, managing electrical shops and working as a self-employed landscape gardener and waterfall designer – as well as living in Australia for a couple of years.
Following 4 years teaching at a junior school in Guildford, I relocated to Paignton to be closer to my wife’s family in Plymouth. I’ve been teaching at Oldway since 2002, my wife teaches at Oldway and both my children (now teenagers) have attended the school. In my spare time I enjoy watching most sports and I’ve been involved with local youth sport with Roselands Football Club. I’m currently part of the committee at Paignton Cricket Club.
I qualified as a teacher in 2008 and have been teaching at Oldway ever since. I have mainly taught in Year 3, but have also taught in Year 5 and within our nurture provision for children with special educational needs.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching all of the curriculum areas. However, I have a specialist subject knowledge in art and design and love outdoor learning sessions, where children develop a deeper understanding of their environment.
Outside of school, I love spending time with my husband and two young boys as well as baking, gardening and walking along our stunning coastline.