I joined MMU in March 2011 as a Senior Lecturer in Education. I have worked in Secondary Education for seventeen years, with eight in Senior Management. My experience has been in large, urban and challenging schools and I have been largley responsible for raising achievement at Key Stage Four as well as running Sixth Forms. I have extensive experience of Child Protection and pastoral support. I feel all this experience allows me to share good practice with my students. I have a Sociology degree from the University of Liverpool and a Masters from MMU. I have delivered training to a wide variety of audiences including headteachers and potential heateachers on Educational Leadership & Management.
As well as lecturing, I am a Vice-Chair of governors for a local primary school and this allows me to keep abreast of real issues in schools, which in turn, helps me to be a better educator.
I teach because it make me happy and I teach because I do it well. When you teach about Education it makes you feel you are doing some good in the world. You are passing on what you know to the next generation of educators.
Teach because you love people not just because you love your subject.
I'll always teach you with passion and enthusiasm, because that's how I feel about education. It's a force that can make or break people's lives, therefore it's a responsibility I take seriously, but one that's best delivered with a lot of joy.
BA (Hons) Sociology
PGCE Social Sciences
Masters in Education
Assistant HeadTeacher responsible for Raising Achievement & Safeguarding
Head of Sixth Form
Key Notes Speaker
Head of Social Science Faculty
Teacher of Sociology
Future Leaders Programme
I am currently working on two exciting projects with schools. My work with local primaries has allowed me to develop links between these schools and MMU. Currently, we are working on a Dr Who themed History project that allows some of our students to deliver to Year 5 pupils supporting their curriculum in a fun and engaging way.
A second project has seen our students train as academic mentors to work with vulnerable secondary school pupils at risk of failure. These pupils are supported in their learning on a on-going basis and helped with time management and study skills.
I currently offer consultancy on a range of issues including academic mentoring, pastoral education and raising achievement.