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Current teaching position

Associate leader in a MAT and freelance coach

Previous teaching experience

Teacher of Geography, Head of Year, Head of PSHCE and Careers, Deputy Head.  Middle school Headteacher for 13 years.

1. Best thing about teaching? 

Making a difference in a positive way on someone's life. Never underestimate the  importance of a teacher on a child's life - not every job allows you to be someone's champion.

2. Best city you've ever visited/lived in? 

Birmingham. - I studied at the University and trained to teach there. Love the city and it is such a joy to go back - especially remembering happiest of times there.

3. A song you listen to when happy/sad? 

Pulp - Common People. Any mood, any time, absolutely favourite song.

4. Biggest education inspiration? 

Mary Myatt - common sense, intelligence and love two of her phrases - "human first, professional second" and "high challenge, low threat"

5. Describe your TTR shows in one sentence

I am trying to work out the tech

6. Favourite TTR guest (on one of your shows)

Sufian Sadiq

7. Favourite TTR episode (of yours) so far and why? 

Racial Equity, can it be achieved?  (23 September)

8. Your teaching philosophy?

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. (Actually, that is Socrates, so I can't take the credit - but I agree with him)

9. Best bit of advice you ever got?

Don't take yourself too seriously

10. Dream guest on your TTR show?

Geoff and Margaret (Retirement Tales on X)

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- Maxine Howells

- My favourite show

Broadcasting from the UK
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