Head of Science
Born and raised just outside of Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK, I have always been drawn towards waterside living. Following a degree in physics from Imperial College in London and a PGCE at Oxford University, I spent a few years working in the city, as a Chartered Accountant. However, my real calling has always been as a science educator. I have been teaching physics and general science for over 20 years, in a range of high performing schools in the UK and Switzerland, most recently as Head of Science at Aiglon College. My approach is always to seek to go far beyond the knowledge-based curriculum, so that students develop skills, dispositions, and a love of learning that will stay with them forever. Beyond the classroom, I have made significant contributions toward policy development and improving practice. In the last decade, I set up and led international service projects to Thailand and Cambodia, organised a weeklong residential educational conference and have taken students on educational visits to top scientific research observatories and laboratories across the world. In any free time, I love drumming, reading, thinking, and silliness.