University of Ulster, Coleraine N.I.
PGCE in Art &Design with Religious Education
University of Ulster, Belfast, N.I. Postgraduate Degree MA Applied Arts with Dean’s Prize (Distinction) Specialising in Glass & Ceramics
University of Ulster, Belfast, N.I.
BA Honours in Art & Design (2:1) Year 1: Product Design/Fine Art Painting Year 2: Jewellery Design/Fine Art Ceramics Year3: Fashion & Printed textiles.
Thomas Knyvett College, Ashford, Surrey
Head of Art & Design KS3 & 4 with Textiles
English International School, Moscow
Head of Art & Design for KS 2, 3&4
St. Ignatius Primary and Secondary School, Grand Cayman Island
Teacher of Art & Design for KS 2, 3&4
Al Maha Academy, Doha, Qatar
Teacher of KS3 Art & Design and English Language
Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Physics & Mathematics, Kazakhstan
International Subject Leader for Art & Design, Key stage KS 2& 3
Rockport Independent School, Holywood, Co. Down, N.I.
Head of Art KS 2, 3&4 Art & Design. DofE Co-ordinator.
Bangor Academy & Sixth Form College, Bangor, Co. Down, N.I.
Teacher of KS. 3, 4&5 Art & Design
Self-Employed Designer/Artist & Illustrator.
Hunterhouse College, Belfast, N.I.
Employed as an Art Technician and Classroom Assistant for students with special educational needs.
I hold high expectations for my students, and for myself, I believe that a good Art teacher makes a valuable contribution to the whole school community and creates a strong visual representation of the school's Values. As an enthuastic Art teacher, I believe that Visual Arts education reflects all aspects of the curriculum, and I am particularly passionate about how my subject develops pupils’ ability to think for themselves and take ownership of their own learning. I believe I deliver lessons based on achievable targets that will raise pupils’ motivation and help them develop their own thinking skills. Much of my professional experience to-date has centred on raising pupil motivation and achievement in Art. I believe that I have implemented both long and short term strategies in the schools I have worked in to help achieve this, namely