What is your role at HOHS?
I teach science to Years 8-13, including biology and chemistry at A Level.
What is your favourite thing about HOHS?
The small class sizes and the students as they make each lesson interesting to teach.
What is your favourite memory of your own time at school?
I really enjoyed some of the adventures I got to take part in with the youth club that was attached to my school. My friends and I used to go there at lunchtimes and try lots of different activities, such as sailing and high ropes.
What was your favourite subject at school?
I obviously really liked science when I was at school but I also really enjoyed my art lessons and philosophy and psychology, both of which I took at A Level.
What was your least favourite subject and why?
I didn’t really enjoy my language lessons at school as we weren’t allowed to choose which language we wanted to study for GCSE. I took German. Language isn’t something that comes easily to me and I really had to work at it.
If you could go back in time and give your “younger” self a piece of advice, what would it be?
Not to worry too much about knowing what you would like to do when you are older. If you take the subjects you enjoy and work hard, things normally work out the way they are supposed to.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your pupils wouldn’t know.
A lot of students already know I am a keen rugby player. I have now played for over 10 years at school, university and club level and have both coaching and refereeing qualifications. My favourite team, Northampton Saints, are currently at the top of the premiership leader board.