I’m a trainee with Teach First, teaching Maths from September 2013.
I’m coming into teaching after a short career which included leading policy and research for Think Global, an education charity that produces (amongst other things) the wonderful Global Dimension website. I’ve worked in education research at OPM, assisted the climate change programme at the new economics foundation, worked with the RSA on their Opening Minds curriculum framework and pretended to be a journalist on energy issues for the Financial Times.
These latter two were part of a Masters in Sustainable Development with Forum for the Future, where I was awarded the Richard Sandbrook memorial prize for being the graduate most likely to lead change towards sustainability. For me, sustainability is all about people, and specifically helping people to think critically about the world around them, the forces that shape that world, and how we can change it for the better.
For all this high-sounding theory, I’m also an aspiring maths teacher, keen to learn as much as I can about how to serve my pupils well in the maths classroom. It’s a daunting, but thrilling task.