I began my teaching career in 2002 as a PE teacher following my graduation from Loughborough University. After 18 months I gained promotion to Head of Department at Valley School, Worksop. When we joined Outwood Grange Academies Trust, I became an Associate Assistant Principal; a post I held for 12 months. I gained promotion to Assistant Principal at Outwood Academy Valley, working across Deep Experience and Deep Learning; with a focus on developing option pathways for pupils moving into Key Stage 4. I moved to Outwood Academy City in March 2013 as a Vice Principal, working in Deep Leadership, Deep Learning and Deep Support during my time there. I became an Associate Principal in April 2016, initially based at Outwood Academy City.
In November 2016 I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to work at Outwood Academy Portland as Associate Principal and became Principal in September 2018. This Academy is a very special place that truly puts the lives of young people at the heart of everything that is done.