Briefly describe your journey as a teacher.

I trained to become a teacher in Coventry in the UK through Warwick University. Since then, I worked in inner-city public schools in England until moving here in August.

Why did you decide to specialize in English?

I realised as a teenager that I was good at English and that I enjoyed. This passion grew at University. I chose to teach English at Secondary because I wanted to discuss literature with students who could express interesting and unique opinions.

What makes BISL such a unique place to work?

BISL is a small school which means that we are a close community. I know my colleagues and students well which makes the job all the more enjoyable.

How would you describe a typical day at BISL?

Eventful! No two days are the same. Whether it's because the lesson topics change, or Mr Lawrence has come up with a new witticism, or there's a specific theme for the day (such as World Book Day or Mother Tongue day), there's always something new to experience.

What is the best part of your day at BISL?

When a student has tried really hard, and it has paid off. Recently I have had creative narrative writing, detailed book covers and an excellent essay plan. It's lovely to see effort produce success.

Why is the experience of an international education important for a student?

I have always been, and will always be, grateful for my own international school education. Learning about many different cultures from your peers is invaluable.