I have lived in South Derbyshire for most of my life and was fortunate enough to attend Derby High School. Since leaving school, I went on to study a Master’s in Education at the University of Derby. I received the Deans Award from university for academic excellence. Having taught a range of year groups in a variety of schools, I am delighted to now find myself at St Wystan’s School. Outside of teaching, I am a qualified swimming teacher, Repton Rainbows Leader and have spent many years working at Repton Sports Centre. All of this, along with my love for surfing, the outdoors and my dog keep me very busy.