I have been one of our team of Assistant Headteachers at Mary Rose Academy since 2013. I was born and raised in Portsmouth and moved back here after teaching in London for a few years. I think Portsmouth is a brilliant city and I am very proud of my coastal roots. I love being by the sea and take every opportunity to walk or cycle along the seafront and enjoy the views across to the island..
I am married with two young boys and currently work part time. When I get a bit of time to myself I enjoy a good crossword, curling up with a book or a spot of baking! After a break from running I have recently started to pound the pavements once again and am working towards a 10K in the late Autumn.
What excites you about your role within the Academy?
The spirit and commitment of our staff is unwavering and there is a true feeling of teamwork that permeates across all areas of the school which makes coming into work each day something to look forward to. Our clear vision, sense of purpose and support from our families and stakeholders that has seen us achieve and maintain our Outstanding judgement, something we are all so proud of. Working as part of a larger team across three Academies and as part of a National Teaching School offers amazing opportunities to work with and learn from other colleagues. My background and experience centres around Autism and developing our practice in this field is truly exciting. We have a number of new developments planned for the next academic year and I am looking forward to supporting staff and pupils to achieve their absolute best and enjoy themselves in the process!