I have always worked with children, starting as a badminton coach for Yorkshire, Keighley, Bradford and Durham whilst playing badminton competitively myself at a city, county and university level. Following the completion of my Human Geography degree at Northumbria University, I embarked on my educational journey as a Teaching Assistant at a school in central Bradford. From there, I moved on to complete my PGCE at Cambridge University, where I was awarded the Charles Fox Prize for my contributions to the course. I returned to central Bradford to teach, where I was awarded the Telegraph and Argus Newcomer of the Year Award for my work in Early Years, and I came to teach in Harrogate from September 2018.
Reading has always been a passion of mine, and I am obsessed with diversity and representation in children's literature. I have worn many hats throughout my teaching and leadership journey, but nothing makes me happier than being a dad. I have a son and daughter who fill me with joy and pride every day.