AMP SCITT graduate: 2017
Current role: ICT and Computing Teacher, Assistant Head of House/ The Mosslands School
After an eight year career in the retail industry, I decided to change my career and become a Computer Science teacher. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my previous work and had progressed quickly, the work was not rewarding and provided little variation, hence the decision to enter the teaching profession.
I graduated from University with a BA Hons in Criminology and initially secured a job with Marks and Spencer. This experience formed my philosophy on leadership and personal development. I was able to further develop these skills for Apple Retail Inc when I was recruited to be an Expert in the Liverpool branch. I oversaw the Apple education programmes called ‘Field Trip’ and ‘Summer Camp’ where local schools and home-schooled children attended the store to use our facilities where I would teach them to create media using various devices.
This had a profound effect on me. I was a very competent Expert but the part of the week I looked forward to most was supporting children attending the Field Trip. Seeing their eagerness to learn and helping them gain new skills whet my appetite to pursue teaching full time.