I have been a teacher of English here at Wilberforce since 2004. Before that, I had a stint working at the Hull Daily Mail, first in advertising and then moving onto the editorial department, and put together the famous ‘Flashback’ publication for a couple of years. I also wrote a daily TV critic column for the paper for nearly 19 years; the end result of being a ‘gogglebox child’.
I was born and bred in Hull and attended many schools, most of which have since been demolished. I am trying not to take that personally. I attended the University of Warwick and then the University of London Institute of Education where I obtained my teaching qualification having attempted to teach Classical Civilisation at a girls’ comprehensive school in south-east London. Truly a baptism of fire. I then taught for a short while in Cairo, Egypt, which was an amazing experience.
I am married with a grown-up son, two grandchildren and two cats. I am a keen cyclist, a keen Doctor Who fan, a keen collector of DVDs, and a not-at-all keen gardener. I am also mad about acting and, on stage, have played, among many other parts, King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, and a horse
I currently teach A level English Language, GCSE English and Functional Skills.