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Marker of IGCSE English Literature
June 2013 - July 2013
Marker of A level English Literature
Jun 12 to 13 Edexcel
Marker of IGCSE English Literature (Poetry, Higher Tier)
Deputy Head - Preparing for Inspection
Assessment Policy, Behaviour Management Policy, Internet Safety, Work Experience, Cover, Pastoral Care, Student Council, Library, Homework Policy inc. Diary, Cultural Liaison, Harvard Model Europe Congress - Brussels, 2012, Jeddonian (Year Book) Key Stage 3 Manager - Transition, Curriculum Framework, KS4 Options, Tutor Groups, Assemblies, Liaising with parents, Celebrating Success, Radiowaves Project. Teaching English - National Curriculum, IGCSE. A Level.
Jeddah Prep and Grammar School
September 2006 - August 2012
Secondment - Primary liaison
August 2005 - June 2006
Working with primary colleagues in improving reading with target group of the most able pupils and to improve attainment in the National Assessment area of Writer's Craft
Principal Teacher of English and Media Studies
Craigroyston Community High School
October 2004 - June 2006
Creating common courses, Department Handbook, Self Evaluation Policy monitoring, appraisal, profiling, cross curricular and cross sector activity, AIFL project (assessment is for learning), Curriculum for Excellence, SQA (exam board), reading programmes, homework, theatre liaison, Healthy Eating.
Kirkland Community High School
October 2003 - April 2004
Secondment - preparing Dept. for HMIe (inspection)
Devised Common Courses and Common Assignments with moderation exercises in preparation for Inspection.
90 to now SQA
Marker of English course work (Folio) and Higher English Close Reading
Principal Teacher of English - Creative Writing
January 1990 - October 2004
(Pushkin Prize), Drama, Department Handbook, monitoring, Primary transition, raising attainment, homework, study skills, mentoring student teachers, cross curricular activity (Art, Music, History, Geography, Modern Studies, RME Science)
Teacher of English and Drama
Inverkeithing High School
August 1984 - December 1989
Part time jobs before university - newspaper (trainee reporter), shop assistant and travel agent
Qualifications & Certifications
Moray House College of Education
University of Edinburgh MA in English Literature and Language
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