I qualified as an English teacher in 1998 and since then I have taught in five secondary schools, holding different responsibilities. I have coordinated English subjects in all secondary Key Stages, most recently as Key Stage 5 Coordinator.
I have significant experience of teaching GCSE and A-Level (Language and Literature), as well as iGCSE English Language. Furthermore, I am a senior examiner for a leading UK examination board - for GCSE and A-Level English Language.
I believe in personalising students' learning and helping tutees get the best possible grade.
1998-2000: Teacher of English: Oxted School (11-18).
2000-2001: Teacher of English (maternity cover): The Castle School, Taunton (11-16).
2001-2008: Teacher of English, Key Stage 3 Coordinator, Key Skills Coordinator, Assistant Head of Year: Huish Episcopi School, Langport (11-16).
2008-2014: Teacher of English and Deputy Head of Department/Key Stage 5 Coordinator: Wyedean School, Chepstow (11-18).
2014-present day: Teacher of English and Key Stage 5 Coordinator/Sixth Form Tutor: Hardenhuish School, Chippenham (11-18).
I have worked for AQA (a leading examination board) in various senior roles since 2003, including being a Senior Examiner/Team leader for GCSE English Language, an Item Assessor for GCSE English Language, a Non-Exam Assessment Adviser for A-Level English Language and a Subject Adviser/Hub School Advocate (GCSE/A-Level English subjects).