After completing a degree in Outdoor Education with Physical Education from Liverpool John Moores University in 2014, and through my own personal experiences, both as a participant and instructor of Outdoor Education residentials, I recognised the importance of outdoor education provision in schools and in particular the importance of a person’s character in their overall development.
This, coupled with my experience of volunteering with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC), led me to my first job in education at Christleton High School, Chester where I opened and led the Combined Cadet Force (Royal Air Force) and supported the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) award scheme. This led me to employment with King’s where I now work as a Head of Personal Development across the Great Schools Trust with responsibility for each of the Combined Cadet Force units within the schools, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Outdoor Education Provision and supporting the leadership development of both students and staff. The Great Schools Trust has a fantastic focus on the overall learning of pupils and really understands the interplay between academia and character. It has been a privilege to work with so many great pupils and teachers across all three schools alike so far and I look forward to progressing and moving forward with the trust.