Teacher of Humanities and Assistant Vice Principal - Support & Guidance
After gaining my History and Politics
degree I decided very quickly that teaching was my calling. I began my
teaching career at the inner-city Cathedral High School in Wakefield and left after
9 years for Bradford Cathedral Community College as Head of Year 7, 15 years
ago. For a number of years I focused on my role, and being a good dad,
subsequently progressing from Head of Year to Head of House, then to Director
of House, before joining Bradford Academy’s SLT, first as Assistant Principal
and then as an Assistant Vice Principal at the beginning of this year.
I teach GCSE History and KS4 PSHE, and
am Assistant Vice Principal in the Support and Guidance Team with specific
responsibility for SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist
Schools) and SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development) amongst
other things. My job ranges from teaching about the consequences of
intolerance throughout history to making sure that, as a school community, we
know the value of reflection, patience and understanding so that we recognise
how everyone influences their own community and the world in which they live.
My ambition for our students is that they grow to become good people and valuable members of their own
and the wider community; that they have ambitions beyond what is immediately
around them and that they have the confidence to step out and take a risk to
improve their own destiny.