Head of House
I am an extremely proud Head of Hawking as I have the pleasure of working with a kind, caring and hard-working community of students.
Our House ethos is based around kindness, as there is no better quality to be remembered for.
I am inspired every day by the varying personalities I work with and the reason I joined this profession was because I was inspired by my PE teacher when I was at school.
I was very lucky to have a good education where I achieved 10 GCSE’s and was elected Head Girl in my final year. I then studied at Peter Symonds College in Winchester where I gained 2 A Levels in English Language, Art and Design and Sports Studies. I continued to read Sports Studies at the University of Chichester and carried on studying to achieve a PGCE.
I worked at a school in Southampton for the first three years of my career and then moved to Chichester High School where I have loved every minute of teaching here. My passion for education led me to study a Masters Degree in Education and I hope to continue this path by studying for a PhD in Education.
I love being a House Leader and enjoy every day working with such lovely students.
I feel very privileged to be Hawking House Champion and working as a PE teacher at the High School. I hold a BA (Hons) in Physical Education and Sports Coaching and PGCE which were both attained at the University of Chichester.
In my current role, I am responsible for teaching KS3 PE and KS4 NCFE Health and Fitness Vcert Level 1 & 2.
As a House Champion, I assist Mrs Skinner as Head of Hawking house making sure that our students access the very best experience at School, both inside and outside the classroom.
I am an enthusiastic, passionate highly motivated teacher with the clear goal of striving for every pupil to maximise their potential and become the best version of themselves. I am a firm believer in lifelong learning and participation in exercise.
Our Hawking House Champion is Mrs Smith
Seeing young people grow and develop and knowing that I've been able to be a positive part of that journey is what inspired me to become a teacher.
In 2001 I started my studies of Sports Science with Sociology (BSC) at St Marys University, Twickenham and continued on to do a GTP to gain my teaching qualification. I completed this at a new Academy in West London where I remained for 6 years, teaching PE to year 7 through to year 11 and the BTec programme in Sixth Form.
Along side this role I was also a tutor and Assistant Head of Year, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
After a few years 'out' to look after my young family I decided I wanted to 'get back into teaching' and transitioned from a PE teacher to a teacher of English here at Chichester High School.
I am thrilled to be able to be a part of such a well established school and contribute within my role as Hawking House Champion.
As House Champion I will endeavour to support all students, encourage them to be the best that they can be and to always be kind to others.
I am excited to be part of this journey and look forward to what the future holds.