I have been teaching for over 25 years in Oxfordshire schools and colleges. During this time I have been a class teacher, Head of Department, Assistant Head and Deputy Head. Subjects I teach include A level psychology and biology, GCSE Science and Computer Science, and KS3 Science. I have also supported reading and preparation for the phonics assessment in key stage 1. I am currently an education officer at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
My professional interests are Teaching and Learning, particularly in respect to inclusion and equity for economically disadvantaged students and those with special educational needs or disabilities, School Leadership, Professional development, Growth Mindset, and quality feedback. I am also interested in the link between staff wellbeing and student outcomes, and strategies to help different groups of disadvantaged students make better progress leading to improved outcomes within and beyond school.
I am working on an HLF-funded project to increase participation, achievement and cultural capital among KS2 and KS3 children, especially those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.