What is your happy space?
Being at home, relaxing with my two cats and reading a good book.
Tell us a less-known fact about you.
I support Manchester City Football Club.
How and why did you get into the teaching profession?
I was in my second year at University when I began to work with disadvantaged children in rural North Wales. From that I began to visit a local secondary school one afternoon per week to work with students in a Science lesson. After my degree I completed a PGCE and started teaching in 1997. Twenty years later and here I am. still doing what I love!
What is the greatest thing about being a teacher?
The positive relationships you build over many years with both students and parents. Being Head of Year allows me to see students at a more holistic level not just as a teacher of an academic subject.
What is your favourite activity/project at GIS?
Sports day. You really see the year groups at their best on days like these. Everyone pulling together and cheering one another on.
Describe GIS in three words.
Open, Busy and Caring.
that everyone enjoys coming to school and being part of the GIS community.
How do you feel about being a part of the GIS community?
I feel happy to have been a part of the GIS community for so long. I have seen many positive changes but the students have remained a great strength of the school.