I loved the UK and thus put the wheels in motion to emmigate permanently in 2005.
I have now been a teacher at Hugh Sexey for 11 years and in that time have held many roles; KS3 teacher of English, KS2 class teacher and for the past four years have held the position of Leader of Humanities, and have responsibility for the teaching and learning of pupils in History, Geography, Citizenship and Religous Education.
I sit on the Teaching & Learning Committee and am the Link Governor for Modern Languages and Humanities. Time spent as a governor of this school is very satisfying and one particular highlight has been the privilege of being part of the interview process leading to the appointment of the Head teacher and Assistant Heads.
My association with Hugh Sexey goes back to the 1960s when I was a pupil at what was then Sexeys Grammar School.
I am a member of the Business Committee, Safeguarding Governor and Link Governor for Science.
Term of Office: - April 2020 Appointing Body: Hugh Sexey Staff Staff Governor Committees: Teaching & Learning School Development Priority: Teaching and Learning Additional Responsibilities: Professional Tutor Subject Responsibility: Leader of Humanities Business interests: N/A Originally from Canada, I first came to the UK in 2003 where I taught at Danesfield Middle School in West Somerset on a one-year teaching visa.
At Weare School I volunteered for the PTA, eventually becoming Chair, a post that I held for two years and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I am enjoying my first year as one of the Parent Governors, though I still have a lot to learn.
I enjoy walking and cycling to try to keep fit, and also birdwatching on the Somerset Levels with my family.Term of Office: Ex Officio Appointing Body: Diocese of bath and Wells Foundation Governor Committees: Appeals, Teaching & Learning, Admissions Additional Responsibilities: Collective Worship School Development Priority: Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Subject Responsibility: Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities Business interests: N/A I am the Vicar of Wedmore, Blackford and Theale, and so Hugh Sexey Middle School falls within my parish.