I am an English teacher and Head of Department working in a college in the North East of England. Having started teaching in my mid twenties, I trained as an English teacher and have worked in a range of educational settings (surviving most of them).
Having worked abroad and as an English teacher, 2nd in Dept and Head of Department in challenging schools in the North East, I have been lucky enough to work in Further Education since 2017. First as a Head of English and maths, and now as Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, I have been lucky enough to work with some innovative and extremely talented teams.
I am writing this blog as a means to become a more reflective teacher and leader, so that I can become better at what I do and support others to do the same. I also hope to use this blog as a means to communicate and engage with Outstanding teachers and leaders (and shamelessly steal their ideas).
I have been lucky enough to work with some phenomenal people over the years, none more so than my wife who continues to help me reflect and show me how to be a good dad to our 3 month old and four year old. Hopefully this blog reflects the hard work and support they have put in.
Thanks for reading, and I'd love to hear your thoughts via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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