Download PDF


  • 26 years an educator in seven different countries (UK, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, France, Nigeria, China and Morocco) 
  • Experience across the K-12 / EYFS - Year 13  (and tertiary) spectrum as a teacher, teacher-trainer, administrator and School Governor.
  • Specializing in Mission-Driven, Vision led education, the development of guiding statements, curriculum design and development, assessment for learning, social and emotional learning, teacher training and development, coaching, technology integration and educational leadership. 
  • Expertise with the English National Curriculum, Chinese National Curriculum and US standards-based education systems and trends in global education. 
  • Accredited Trainer for Cambridge International 

Work experience

January 2021July 2021
British International School of Casablanca, Morocco

Head of Secondary School

  • Setting the schools direction and vision; working directly with the Board of Directors.
  • Recruiting, interviewing and appointing the best quality international staff.
  • Developing relationships with and between staff off all cultures, that acknowledge their strengths and diversity, placing the team at the heart of all teaching practice.
  • Outlining and consistently sustaining the schools expectations for students to be outward looking global citizens capable of attending outstanding Universities around the world.
  • Facilitating a Curriculum that fits the needs of students; providing access to a substantial array of physical and electronic resources.
  • Developing whole-school curriculum policies, practices and communicating the curriculum to parents through weekly workshops.
  • Observing and supporting colleagues when teaching. Providing constructive critical feedback, that challenged staff to be the best teacher they possibly can.
  • Delivering the schools Performance Management review, linked to the core strategic aims.
  • Developing Pastoral solutions to modern day emotional challenges and needs of students alongside a team of highly motivated and dedicated colleagues.
  • Liaising with the SENCO to quickly identify children needing support and direction, using data concisely to raise achievement.
  • Planning and overseeing the use of the Cambridge Curriculum, and the introduction of BTEC courses.
  • Leading whole school assemblies, developing a Life Skills programme focused on students wellbeing and mental health, and establishing a student voice in the school community. 
  • Writing the whole school timetable. 
August 2017December 2020
Yew Wah International Education School, Shanghai-Lingang

Head of Secondary School

  • Leading the growth of the school from 61 students to over 700 on roll, including 450 in the secondary section. 
  • Overseeing the recruitment and retention of the best teachers in the international sector. 
  • Coaching teachers to raise the quality of teaching and learning,.
  • Leading a teacher appraisal process rooted in school improvement. 
  • Line Managing a team of Academic Coordinators for KS3, ks4, and KS5, Head of Pastoral Care, Director of Data, Assessment and Reporting, Sports and Activities Coordinator, University Guidance Officers and School Office. 
  • Responsibility for leading all aspects of eternal assessment and examinations.
  • Developing strategic planning and ensured school improvement was explicitly linked to guiding statements.. 
  • Leading curriculum review and development in conjunction with Chinese and international colleagues. 
  • Developing a school-wide standardised testing program (Cambridge Checkpoint, IGCSE, A-Level, CEM testing) including the interpretation of  results and overseeing intervention strategies. 
  • Introducing Accelerated Reading which had a dramatic effect on standards of English Language among Chinese speaking students.
  • Writing and developing a Character Education Curriculum rooted in philosophical thought from Eastern and Western cultures. 
  • Teaching IGCSE Global Perspectives and English Language at Key Stage 3.
August 2016July 2017
Norwegian International School, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Head of School

  • Leading and managing the day to day operations of the school, including responsibility for teaching and learning, the budget, human resources, marketing, community relations, and communications. 
August 2013July 2016
Marymount International School of Paris, France

Curriculum Director / Acting Principal

  • Leading on all aspects of curriculum and academic programmes in a 3-15 international school, reporting directly to the Head of School.
  • Leading. the school through a CIS/MSA accreditation 
August 2012July 2013
Zambezi International Green School, Livingstone, Zambia

CEO / Founding Head

August 2010July 2012
St Andrew's International School, Blantyre, Malawi

Head of House and Teacher of History, Geography and Business Studies

September 2003July 2010
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, Widnes, UK

Head of Religious Education, PSHE & Citizenship

September 2000August 2003
Tonota College of Education, Tonota, Botswana

Head of Religious Education and Lecturer in Professional Studies

September 1995July 2000
Cardinal Newman Catholic College, Luton, U.K.

2nd in Department: Religious Education

September 1994July 1995
St Thomas More RC School

Teacher of Religious Education and Business Studies


Maryvale Institute / Open University, U.K.

Masters Degree

MA Religious Education and Catechetics

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, U.K.


PGCE (Secondary) Social Studies, History and RE

Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, U.K

Bachelors Degree

BA (Hons) Social Science 


Parental Responsibility in School - 12/05/2021
Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants - 11/04/2021
Safeguarding in the International School - 23/01/2021
Health and Safety in Education - School Leadership & Management - 14/9/2020
Induction to Boarding - 30/3/2020
Lessons in Behaviour Management - 15/10/2019
Child Protection in Education - 20/9/2019
Education for Sustainable Education - 7/9/2019
Designated Safeguarding Lead DSL 31/8/2019