I joined Cliffdale during 2015 as class teacher for one of the specialist classes. I am now also the subject lead for English and I became the Head of Learning for Lower School in October 2017. I live locally in Portsmouth and feel very fortunate to live right by the sea. I spend my time taking my gorgeous dog Miles for walks along the beach. He likes to find the biggest, muddiest puddle to roll in…although he isn’t as keen on having a bath when we get home! When I am not walking Miles I like to keep busy and active by going to the gym…or meeting friends at the gym for a coffee!
Every day at Cliffdale is different and that is what makes it so exciting! I love working with the pupils and staff, there are always achievements to celebrate and challenges to overcome. In my role as Head of Learning for Lower School I enjoy supporting teachers to ensure they are catering to all of the diverse needs in their classes, whilst making sure lessons are fun and engaging. Being part of a supportive and dedicated team means we are constantly reflecting upon and sharing our own teaching and learning strategies to ensure maximum progress for every pupil. I love teaching my own class and finding different ways to motivate and engage them with their learning. It’s one of my favourite parts of the job!