I graduated from the University of Salford in 1997 and went on to undertake a masters degree at the University of Manchester which I completed in 1990. After working with young people in a variety of settings, I commenced a PGCE course and qualified as a Teacher.
In 2006 I successfully completed the Leading from the Middle' management course.
Before my teaching career I worked with young people in various mental health settings.
My teaching employment mostly includes working one school in Stockport and eight years in an inner city school in Manchester. In my last school, I mostly taught form Years 10-13 and this involved a number of subjects and varying exam boards.
In 2005 I became an Examiner AQA.
Autumn 2006 Newly Qualified Teachers Conference, Manchester.
This was organised by the LEA and I undertood a workshop on active learning within the classroom
2013- Contributed to the Religious Education section of the BBC Bitesize website
Spring 2015 Faculty Learning and Teaching Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University
A workshop for university colleagues exploring change within institutions and the management of this.
Myself and a colleague are currently engaged developing a package involving History and Drama for schools and other providers to explore Peterloo from the perspective of females at the time.
I am currently undertaking research exploring Religious Education in the classroom and the use of learners personal faith stories.