Teaching English to young people is something that I am extremely passionate about.
Education
The University of Manchester (PGCE/QTS)
The University of Edinburgh: MA (Hons) English Literature
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Curriculum design

Literacy Across the Curriculum

Using Multi-Modal texts in English

Socratic and Dialogical Talk in the Classroom
Personal Interests
I am an ardent writer and although my first published book Make Key Stage Three English Matter in English is an academic book, I still love to write creatively and hope to have my original fiction published at some point in the future. Furthermore, I have run a half-termly book club for the senior pupils at my current school who also share my passion for reading and debating the issues that arise in a range of texts. Based on my personal experiences, I have done a great deal of volunteering, campaigning and fundraising for BLISS, the charity for babies born too soon, too sick which has meant that I built a fantastic relationship with my local NHS Trust in Ipswich.