I started Canon Lee in 2004 with below average SATS results. I am dyslexic and I struggled in school but refused to tell anyone about my dyslexia because I was embarrassed. I wanted to prove to everyone that I could pass my GCSEs and study A Levels, I knew this was extremely aspirational but I didn’t want to do anything else. I collected my results and I couldn’t believe what I was reading (5 As, 2 Bs and 4 Cs).
I joined All Saints Sixth form in 2009 and failed first year of A Levels. I was devastated. I had admitted I needed extra time to process the exam questions and give detailed answers. I re-sat my exams in the January of my second year and I managed to pass them all and went onto complete my A Levels in the June. I managed to secure a pass at Edge Hill University to study Design Technology Education with QTS, throughout my time at university I went from strength to strength and left with a first class honours degree.
For the last five years I have worked at Leeds East Academy in Seacroft. I have had a number of different leadership posts including Head of Year 7 & 8 and most recently I have accepted a job as Direct of Ethos and Values working alongside my schools senior leadership team to develop students’ attitudes to learning.
If I look back ten years I would have never thought I would be working as a teacher and own my own house. I spend my summers travelling, so far I have been to Thailand, Vietnam and America.
It was great to have a 1/5 of year 7 after school last night got football and badminton in Pe! Students were fantastic and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to next Monday👍 remember clubs are on each night please do attend and get involved 😁 pic.twitter.com/B8Yd…
A massive thank you to Natalie and Fran @Tesco Clifton Moor for their incredibly generous donation to @ValeYorkAcademy Community Food Bank. This is a huge help. If any of our families are struggling at this difficult time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a hamper pic.twitter.com/aAbW…
Tonight’s PE clubs are for year 8/9 bubbles - football and netball. Please remember these start at 3.05 and finish at 4pm. Looking forward to getting back to seeing these pupils in Pe clubs 👍 pic.twitter.com/q2FM…
Fantastic to see that Joe Holland in Year 7 and his brother Harry have won a Community Pride Award for their charity work. Congratulations boys...fully deserved! 👍 @ValeYorkAcademy pic.twitter.com/8QX0…
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