About me …

Teacher. Leader. Author. Blogger. Keynote speaker. Podcaster. Explorer.

In August 2019 I relocated to Abu Dhabi to become Head of History at the not-for-profit, leading co-educational and non-selective school The British School Al Khubairat. I love this school.

Author: In November 2018 my first book was published Love To Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom with John Catt Education Ltd. You can purchase Love To Teach here on Amazon.

In November 2019 my second book is published, Retrieval Practice: Research and Resources for every classroom, again with John Catt. You can purchase this book here.

Will there be another new book in November 2020 people have asked me?! We’ll see …

Blogger & writer: I have written for many educational blogs and magazines including Teach Middle East magazine, Education Journal Middle East, UKEd magazine, Innovate My School and Teach Secondary. I now mainly blog on this site.

Coach & mentor: I work with colleagues across Primary and Secondary schools specialising in teaching and learning linked to educational research, the science of learning, literacy across the curriculum, edtech with Apple, Microsoft and Google technologies. I also support senior leaders and teachers with professional development.

Keynote speaker: I have presented at various high profile events across the UK and. Events in the UAE include a keynote presentation at the UAE University focusing on innovation across the curriculum and I am delighted to be the keynote speaker at the Abu Dhabi Teaching and Learning Conference in February 2020. I have also presented at Qatar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Hong Kong with upcoming presentations in The Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur.

Podcast host: After featuring as a guest on several different educational podcasts I decided to launch my own – The Love To Teach Podcast. I record this fortnightly and it is just me talking about teaching for about twenty minutes. You can subscribe and listen here.

Additional information:

I worked with the British Council as Connecting Classrooms Co-ordinator 2015-2016. I was a WJEC History GCSE Examiner 2014, 2015 and 2016. Organiser and host of #TeachMeetNorthWales & #TMHistoryIcons. Voted as a finalist for the 2018 Middle East Education Influencer award. Another role I really enjoyed was being a Governor on the Advisory Board at Manor Hall International School Al Ain, Abu Dhabi from 2017- 2019.

As much as I love teaching I also love traveling 🙂