What is your job title?
Head of Mathematics
How long have you been teaching and where have you taught previously?
17 years of teaching. I have taught at various schools: Royal Masonic for Girls (most recently), Cathedral School, Pates Grammar School and Balcarras.
What is your favourite thing about teaching?
I’ve always had a passion for teaching. I enjoy the challenge of the subject both personally and in terms of the way I can bring it across to others. I am in the rare position of absolutely loving my job and relishing the challenges it throws up.
What inspires you most about your subject?
Maths allows me to inspire our students and the fact it is fun! My enjoyment is opening up children to the possibilities that come from learning maths. If I can help make a difference to a child’s life then I go home very happy.
What are enjoying most about teaching at Westonbirt?
Westonbirt is an exceptional place; the grounds are breathtakingly beautiful. I particularly enjoy Bertie the Peacock popping to my classroom door to check if I’m ok!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what book would you want to read?
Humble Pi by Matt Parker