Relevant Experience and Qualifications
‘The teacher and the taught, together create the teaching'. Teachers teach questions, not
answers. Teachers encourage learners to explore old biases. Teachers facilitate learners' participation in the joy of discovery. Teachers encourage learners how to search for answers, through a process of skeptical inquiry and Socratic questioning.
I have been employed as an English Teacher for eighteen years. I have taught in a wide variety of secondary schools, throughout London, Surrey, Cornwall, East Sussex & Berkshire. I am qualified to teach English language and literature at Key Stages 3, 4 & 5 and have also taught in a primary school, recently. I have also taught English in Post-Sixteen Colleges, as a private tutor & at eight Pupil Referral Units.
Key Achievements/Unique Qualities
Variety has been a useful, rewarding, learning-curve and has taught me to be flexible & resourceful. I have enjoyed many challenges and have adapted, evolved and overcome. I have always had a strong work-ethic, resilience and prefer to utilize positive reinforcement techniques, for classroom management. My approach is consistently professional.
4th September 1995 until 2nd June 1997:-
University of Greenwich, Teacher of English, P.G.C.E Secondary course
- Key Stages 3, 4 & 5.
10th October 1991 until 30th June 1994:-
University of Durham (Second Class, First Division), Joint
Honours, Bachelor of Arts, in English Literature & Philosophy.
15th January 2019 to 13th February 2019, English Teacher, G.C.S.E & Functional Skills, East Surrey College, Redhill.
28th October to 28th November 2018, English Teacher, G.C.S.E & Functional Skills, Chichester College, Brinsbury Campus. 4th Jan to 15th February 2018, English Teacher, Swindon Academy. 22nd February to 2nd April 2018, Highdown School, Reading. 3rd April to 2nd May, Brighton Language College. 25th June to 14th September 2018, E.T.C International College, Bournemouth.
22nd October to 20th December 2017, English Teacher, U.T.C Reading.
1st September to 21st October 2017, English Teacher at Carillion Construction Training, Sitingbourne, plus St Columba’s College, St Albans.
23rd June to 25th August 2017, English Teacher, Brighton Language College.
15th to 19th May 2017, English Teacher, Plumpton College, East Sussex.
2nd to 5th May 2017, English Teacher, Two Bridges School – P.R.U, Tonbridge Wells.
24th to 28th April 2017, English Teacher, Ormiston Six Villages Academy, Westergate.
19th to 21st April 2017, English Teacher, Princes Risborough School, Buckinghamshire.
21st to 27th March 2017, English Teacher at E-ACT Burnham Academy, Burnham, Slough.
6th March 2017 to 17th March 2017, English Lecturer, Mid Kent College, Maidstone, Kent. G.C.S.E re-sit classes.
27th February 2017 to 3rd March 2017, English Teacher, New Line Learning Academy, Maidstone, Kent.
24th February 2017, English Teacher, The Mallings School, Maidstone.
23rd February 2017, English Teacher, Brompton Academy, Gillingham.
7th February 2017 to 10th February 2017 English Teacher, Cove Comprehensive School, Farnborough, Hampshire.
5th January 2017 to 3rd February 2017, English Teacher, Ark William Parker Academy, Hastings.
12th December 2016, English Teacher, Greenwich Free School, Greenwich.
25th November 2016, English Teacher, The Priory School, Dorking, Surrey.
1st July 2016 to 12th August 2016, English Teacher, Brighton Language College, Brighton.
1st September 2013 to 3rd March 2016, English Teacher at Camborne Academy, Redruth School, Penair School & Helston Community College. Also, at St Mary's Catholic, primary school.
14th March 2013 to 24th May 2013, English Teacher, Harris Academy South Norwood, Cumberlow Avenue, London SE25 6AE.
11th February 2013, English Teacher, Harris Girls' Academy, East Dulwich.
14th January 2013 to 18th January 2013, English Teacher, Harris Boys' Academy, Beckenham.
29th November 2012 to 7th December 2012, English Teacher, Tiffin Boys’ School, Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames KT2 6RL.
2nd September 2012 to 10th October 2012, English Teacher, Royal Alexandra & Albert School, Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0TD.
23rd April 2012 to 4th June 2012, English Teacher, The Beacon School, Piquets Way, Banstead, Surrey SM7 1AG.
21st November 2011 to 16th March 2012, G.C.S.E English Teacher, Your Story Learning Support Centre, Lilian Baylis Old School, Lollard Street, London SE11 6PY.
4th January 2011 to 18th May 2011, English Lecturer, Crossways Sixth Form College, Sprules Road, Brockley, London SE4 2NL.
At Crossways Academy, I was English teacher to three G.C.S.E re-sit classes of Year 12’s & Year 13 students. I was also a form tutor & P.S.H.E teacher to a Year 12 group.
6th November 2010 to 17th December 2010, English Teacher, Capita.
6th September 2010 to 5th November 2010, English Teacher, The Wavell School, Lynchford Road, Farnborough, Hants. GU14 6BH.
26th July 2010 to 5th September 2010, English Teacher, Teaching Personnel.
6th July 2010 to 25th July 2010, English Tutor, Slough & Eton College, Ragstone Road, Chalvey, Slough SL1 2PU.
19th April 2010 to 5th July 2010, A level English Lecturer, West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4HS.At West Thames College, I was Teacher of English to three groups of A. level English Language students, Year 12’s.
15th March 2010 to 29th March 2010, English Teacher, Easthamstead Park School, Bracknell and at Kings International School, Camberley, Surrey.
18th January 2010 to 14th March 2010, English & French Teacher, St Peter's Catholic Comprehensive School, Horseshoe Lane East, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2TN.
At St Peter’s Catholic School, I was English teacher to Years, 7, 8, 9 & 10 groups, plus French teacher to Years 7, 8 & 9.
4th December 2009 to 17th January 2010, English Teacher, Schoolhouse
Education, 10 St John’s Vale, SE8 4EW.
At Schoolhouse Education, I was G.C.S.E teacher of English, History, & I.C.T to Year 11 students, permanently excluded from mainstream education. I was also teacher of both A.S.D.A.N & C.O.P.E courses.
7th September 2009 to 3rd December 2009, English Teacher, Supply Desk Education.
3rd July 2009 to 25th July 2009, English Teacher, Summer School - Reading Junior Centre, Lewis School of English.
1st September 2008 to 2nd July 2009, English Teacher, Sherfield School, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hook, Hants RG27 0HT.
21st October 2007 to 31st May 2008, English Teacher, The Piggott Senior School, Twyford Road, Wargrave, Berkshire RG10 8DS.
13th May 2006 to 20th October 2007, English Teacher, Capita.
9th January 2006 to 12th May 2006, English Teacher, Thamesbridge College, Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 8DJ.
1st October 2005 to 21st December 2005, English Teacher, Theale Green School, Church Street, Theale, Berkshire RG7 5DA.
1st July 2004 to 30th September 2005, English Teacher, Career Teachers.
20th April 2004 until 30th June 2004, Drama Teacher, Mitcham Vale School, Acacia Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 1SF.
1st September 2003 until 19th April 2004, English Teacher, Denefield School,
Long Lane, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 6XY.
14th September 2001 until 30th April 2003, English Teacher, Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate College, Hardinge Street, Shadwell, London E1 0EB.
26th April 2001 until 20th July 2001, English Teacher, Teaching Personnel.
4th September 2000 until 25th April 2001, English Teacher, Homefield
Preparatory School, Western Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2TE. Key Stage 2.
6th September 1999 until 27th April 2000, English Teacher,
Abbeylands School, School Lane, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1TE.
1st September 1998 until 23rd July 1999, English Teacher, Erith School, Avenue Road, Erith.