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Current teaching position

Leadership coach

Previous teaching experience

Assistant Head (Wellbeing) in Alternative Provision; SENCO (Secondary and Middle Schools); Head of Science; Science and Maths teacher

  1. Best thing about teaching?
    The ‘lightbulb moments’ when a student gets it, the times when students ask why you were not in class if you have been at a meeting (relationships matter) and the privilege we have in shaping young lives in a positive way.
     

  2. Best city you've ever visited/lived in?
    Munich for its unusual Olympic Stadium and Ljubljana (where I got locked in the airport - but that's a whole other story!).

     

  3. A song you listen to when happy/sad?
    Dave Matthews - Stay (Wastin' Time); Blur - The Universal (and Britpop in general).

     

  4. Biggest education inspiration?
    Too hard to choose between Paul Carlile for showing just how powerful relationships can be, and Mary Myatt for her phrases!
     

  5. Describe your TTR shows in one sentence:
    Inspired by one or two other TTR hosts, sometimes off script and with the occasional spaniel noise in the background.

     

  6. Favourite TTR guest (on one of your shows):
    Sophie Bartlett talking about the wonderful things we could do with the curriculum if there were no SATs.

     

  7. Favourite TTR episode (of yours) so far and why? School dogs - my first show. I was so scared but so happy afterwards!
     

  8. Your teaching philosophy?
    Build relationships first and foremost (with staff as well as students).

     

  9. Best bit of advice you ever got?
    Do the things that make you happy.

     

  10. Dream guest on your TTR show?
    My Nan, sadly no longer with us but so ahead of her time. You didn't go off to Canada on your own as a woman to work/travel in the 1950s but she did because she believed you did what you wanted, not what society thought you should do. I can only imagine what she might say about some of the current issues we face!

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- Claire Cannon

Broadcasting from the UK
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- My all time favourite show

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