I completed my PGCE at Wolverhampton University in 1997, specialising in Primary Science, and have a BA (Honours) Degree in History and English Literature from Lancaster University. I completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship in 2006, and before joining the UEA I spent eight years as Head teacher in two schools.
As a teacher and school leader I have worked in a range of schools within three local authorities teaching Reception to Year 6, and leading Assessment, Science, Maths, PSHE, Art and DT. In 2004 I completed my Middle Management in Schools College Certificate in Advanced Studies in Science Leadership.
I have a particular interest in the Creative Arts. We achieved Artsmark in my last post and I developed links with the Norfolk and Norwich festival, regularly contributing to Open Studios. As part of our British Council International Award, I developed an existing link with a kindergarten in Japan. I visited the kindergarten in 2013, together with a range of educational settings in the same area, and carried out joint research into curriculum development and creative teaching in England and Japan.
I am an experienced SENDCO with a particular interest in high functioning Autism, and would be interested in researching different approaches in teaching children with Autism in the future.