I am a 'local boy', brought up in Chichester and Brighton. I headed north to university, in Leeds, to study a degree in Physiology and Sports Science and finally my PGCE in Secondary sciences, but my heart has always been here in South West Sussex.
I have taught science for over 2 decades and held leadership positions in the pastoral and curriculum arenas. I became an assistant headteacher in 2008 with a remit covering sciences, PE and key stage 4. Developing a very successful local sixth form led to a role as 'head of school' and finally becoming deputy headteacher.
I joined the Academy Selsey in 2017, at a time when the school was going through a real metamorphosis. We were looking to move into fantastic new accommodation and striving to achieve the Ofsted 'good' status which the team and community's hard work demanded. Both were achieved and the school continues to go from strength to strength serving the young people from across the peninsula. The academy is at the heart of the community and I am proud of our achievements and students.
My portfolio includes inclusion, safeguarding, pastoral care and careers education. I am delighted with the progress we have made ensuring our young people are afforded opportunities to become an asset to their family, friends and community.