Qualified English and Drama teacher with over 30 years' experience in the UK. Artistic Director of Act Too Performing Arts Company and Yellow Jelly Youth Theatre. Designed and delivered holiday drama and theatre workshops for young people aged 6-16 years. Drama Advisor for Council, devising drama curriculum and delivering drama services. Currently design and deliver drama workshops and teacher training sessions in primary and middle schools across the North West UK. Have written over 20 play script for young performers, twelve of which were originally published by Scholastic. Have recently delivered teacher training and pupil drama sessions in China.
I love my subject and hope my enjoyment is contagious! I believe that drama is a great tool for learning but also for developing the whole person. I set boundaries and expectations but, within those, anything goes! I won't tolerate a lack of respect for self, for others and for teachers and try to encourage children to show that respect. I love to enable children to achieve their potential.
BA (Hons) 2:1 in Literature, Philosophy, Theatre Studies PGCE in teaching Drama and English MA in Television and Radio Scriptwriting
O Levels in English, Music and Drama Skipped A levels and went straight onto the degree course! GCSE Maths (needed for teacher training)
I live in Manchester, UK, and love my city. I enjoy reading, watching TV, going to the theater or cinema and socializing. I have a passion for my soccer team - Manchester City - and always (sometimes?!) enjoy the ups and downs of the soccer season. I also enjoy dancing and attend three different dance classes in a week; I'd do more if I had the time!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Drama, Other (Specialty), Theater Arts, British History, Gifted and Talented, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Project Management, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Dance, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, End of Year, Classroom Community