Teacher of Science and Vice Principal for Curriculum and Progress
I was born and grew up in
Bradford. I came into teaching in 2005 after qualifying in Biology and
Psychology at University of St Andrews followed by a PGCE at Leeds University.
I first taught at Hanson School and joined Bradford Academy in 2007 as a Lead Practitioner.
I became Director of Personalising Learning in Science and progressed to
Assistant Principal for Achievement in KS3 and Transition. I have been
Assistant Vice Principal since 2015. I have had two children along the way.
As the lead for curriculum, my
main role is to ensure that our school provides each student with access to the
knowledge and skills they need to progress in life. I lead the staff in their
thinking about what they are teaching and how they are teaching it. I am
responsible for checking that our curriculum is ambitious, challenging and rich
and making sure that we have a broad range of subjects at each level to suit
the needs of all learners. My role also encompasses the after school elective
timetable and Learning Resource Centre provision.
My ambition for our students is that
they leave us with everything they need to take control of their future. That
they are kind and principled and well equipped to deal with anything that comes