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• Master of Business Administration: Educational Leadership (Pen)
• Master of Arts: Teaching and Learning
• National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
• CIS and COBIS Peer Accreditor/Visitor
• NPQ Programme Facilitator for UCL
• Successfully coordinated COBIS, CIS and NEASC accreditations
• Twelve Years of combined Middle and Senior Leadership experience
• Experience of IGCSE, A-Levels, MYP and IB Diploma Curricula
I have been a teacher for 14 years, having taught in both the UK and overseas. I am passionate about education and particularly an IB education.
‘Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire’, W. B. Yeats.
Yeats is not just describing education here; he is describing the responsibility that a teacher has to create lessons that inspire, engage but most importantly, foster a love of learning that will equip students with the ability to adapt to the challenges presented by an unpredictable future. I believe that most education systems have the same goal, and that goal is to create independent learners that are self-motivated, interested in a wide variety of subjects, have the confidence to seek out knowledge for themselves and the ability to apply the skills they have learnt to unfamiliar situations. This cannot be achieved if teachers approach teaching with the aim of ‘filling a pail’. Teachers have a responsibility to light fires, to generate interest and to create opportunities for students to acquire skills before challenging them to use these skills to explore the world in which they live.
I have taught GCSE across numerous exam boards and I have taught both Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSE. I also have nine years (including the new courses) of IB Diploma teaching and can cover English Language and Literature, English Literature, as well as English B. I can support you with English and Media A-Level too.
In addition, I have supervised numerous IB Extended Essays with my students achieving no less than a B each time. I have an excellent understanding of essay writing particularly how to structure essays and could support students from KS3 all the way through to Undergraduate with essay writing.
Master of Business Administration: Educational Leadership September 2019- Pending
University of Cumbria, Carlisle, United Kingdom
Master of Arts: Action Research: Teaching and Learning
Huddersfield University, Huddersfield, United Kingdom September 2008-June 2010
Master of Arts: Media Studies
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom September 2006-June 2007
Graduate Teacher Programme: Qualified Teacher Status
Huddersfield University, Huddersfield, United Kingdom September 2005-June 2006
Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Post Compulsory Education and Training
Huddersfield University, Huddersfield, United Kingdom September 2004-June 2005
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing
Huddersfield University, Huddersfield, United Kingdom September 2000-June 2003