Best thing about teaching?
Seeing people grow and flourish. Being a tiny part and instigating a opportunity where children find their voice, be immensely proud of an achievement or coaching teachers who themselves see a light bulb moment that changes their practice and the impact it has on the pupils. Also, aren’t children great at having conversations about all sorts of things.
Best city you've ever visited/lived in?
Italy - a cop out I know - but before my children we did a tour across Rome, Florence, Lake Como and Venice. The food. The people. The hospitality and way of life I loved as it allowed me to slow down and enjoy the pace of life.
A song you listen to when happy/sad?
Cat Stevens. It was a favourite of my father in law who passed last year. Brings back memories.
Biggest education inspiration?
Jeez that changes. Peps McCree. His approach, manor and books capture an essence I want to inhibit myself.
Describe your TTR shows in one word:
Favourite TTR guest (on one of your shows):
Zach Groshell - so interesting to hear the difference and similarities in coaching teachers in American and English schools.
Favourite TTR episode (of yours) so far and why?
Mark Unwin and Emily Morris brought faith into why being a head is a wonderful job even in this time of austerity with this jobYour teaching philosophy?
Why? What? How? Simon Senek's golden circle makes you dive into what matters in education. What impact you are having? And why you do what you do.
Best bit of advice you ever got?
You can’t do it all yourself.
Dream guest on your TTR show?