- BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (King’s College London)
- PGCE (Secondary English), Middlesex University
Previous School & Role
- Seven Kings High School
- KS5 English Leader
- Deputy Year 12 Leader
Experience of Teaching KS5
A Level English Literature Teacher
KS5 English Leader
Before becoming a teacher, I worked for eight years in the Media and Arts; producing documentaries and dramas for BBC Radio and in the Sound Department at the National Theatre. As a result, I am passionate about encouraging students to see Literature not just as a set of examination texts, but in the context of its wider cultural significance.
During my time as Key Stage 5 English Leader, student attainment at A Level English Literature has been outstanding. These results have been under-pinned by extra-curricular opportunities such as debates, theatre trips, book groups, University taster days and guest-speaker visits. Many students have progressed to Russell Group Universities, either to continue their English Literature studies or to transfer their skills and knowledge to courses such as Law.
As Deputy Year 12 Leader in my previous school, I also understand the importance of developing students’ range of experiences and opportunities outside the classroom. I have co-ordinated the 6th form enrichment programme, as well as promoting and participating in initiatives such as World Challenge, Projects Abroad and Sutton Trust Summer Schools.
Message to Future NCS Students
Your time at the NCS will coincide with two of the most enriching and pivotal years of your lives so far, both academically and in terms of your personal development. We have high expectations of your dedication, ambition and independence. We also believe you deserve every opportunity to achieve your higher education and career goals with our support and guidance. I look forward to meeting you in September to get started!