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EXECUTIVE Summary

  • 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 2022Onward
Compass Community School Hereford

Head of School

Leading the selection and appointment of the teaching and non-teaching staff of the school.
Deploying and managing all teaching and non-teaching staff of the school and allocating particular duties to them.
Ensuring that staff are aware of current educational developments and are kept up to date through an ongoing programme of continuous professional development
Supporting middle and senior leadership of the school to build capacity, recognize existing talents and encourage delegation
Challenging underperformance at all levels and putting in place effective procedures to deal with underperforming staff
Determining, organizing and implementing a broad and balanced curriculum for the school, having regard to the needs, experiences, interests, aptitudes and stage of development of the pupils and the resources available to the school  
 Ensuring that improvements in the curriculum are a priority for all pupils including those with SEN, Gifted and Talented and EAL.
Evaluating the standards of teaching and learning in the school, and ensuring that proper standards of professional performance are established and maintained.
Supervising and participating in arrangements for the appraisal of the performance of teachers in the school
Ensuring that the progress of pupils of the school is monitored and recorded
Ensuring continuing effective systems of planning, assessment, recording and reporting, using
data and benchmarks to monitor attainment and progress, in every child’s learning
Using this data continuously to support and improve standards.
Ensuring that the health and wellbeing of children is encouraged through a nurturing
environment.
Promoting equality and inclusion in all aspects of school life
Making arrangements for parents/carers to be given regular information about the school curriculum, the progress of their children and other matters affecting the school, so as to promote common understanding of its aims
Attending meetings of the governing body and making reports to them in connection with my responsibilities as they may properly require either on a regular basis or from time to time
Allocating, controlling and accounting for those financial and material resources of the school
which are under the control of the head teacher
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons s/he is responsible for or comes into contact with.
Ensuring the health and safety of all children, staff, parents/carers and visitors

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

Education

19972000
Maryvale Institute / Open University, U.K.

Masters Degree

MA Religious Education and Catechetics

19931994
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, U.K.

PGGE

PGCE (Secondary) Social Studies, History and RE

19881991
Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, U.K

Bachelors Degree

BA (Hons) Social Science