What is your role at Vinehall?

Director of Drama and Head’s PA

What subject/s do you teach?

Drama lessons with Year 5, a Pre-Prep drama club, 3 x productions each year, scholarship tuition, public speaking and ‘The A Team’ in Year 3, plus Office Manager and all the PA responsibilities for Joff Powis.

What made you want to become a teacher?

To share my passion for all things dramatic.

What do you enjoy most about Vinehall?

The delight of seeing pupils blossom on stage; also the wonderful company of my colleagues.

What are you planning that you are most excited about?

Each production is a huge excitement and the forthcoming Y8 trip to see ‘War Horse’.

What is your best teaching memory?

Giving a major part to a pupil and seeing that the confidence I placed in that child had a hugely transformative effect.  My faith was justified and the performance was fantastic.  The pupil now shares my passion for drama and I follow his progress with great enthusiasm.

When you are not in the classroom I am most likely to be …

Walking my crazy dog with my family or treading the amateur boards.

Something not many people know about you is …  

I was a founder member of Foursight Theatre with three friends from university.