The majority of my work for TIC involves maintaining strong relationships with the international schools that we work with, including advising on strategic recruitment and staffing. I also introduce TIC and our support services to the schools that want to work with us. These responsibilities mean that I spend much of my year attending conferences and visiting international schools.
In the past couple of years I have visited schools in Malaysia, Thailand, Qatar, Dubai, Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Russia, Holland, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bermuda, USA, and UK. I focus most of my recruitment time on selecting and recruiting great school leaders for international schools, and of course leading the rest of the TIC team and making sure that we keep a good work/life balance – which sometimes means a game of soft football in the office!
I also work very closely with Gemma on Leadership recruitment. I usually carry out the pre-visits and attend final interviews. I have done this in schools in Qatar, Bermuda, Portugal and Malaysia. Leadership recruitment is a very strong part of what we do and its something that I love to be involved with.
I have been involved in international education since 1989 as a Teacher, HOD, HOY, Deputy Head, and Head Teacher. I have worked as an Education Consultant, Board member, CIS Accreditation member and Director of the IPC. I founded TIC in 2005 to provide a personal, supportive recruitment service to teachers and schools – something I wish I’d been able to access when I was working at international schools.
More about me
Favorite subject at school: Geology
If I could teach anywhere it would be: Costa Rica
Growing up, I always wanted to be: A rugby player or singer in a rock band!
When I’m not at work: I can be found singing in my covers band, The Snorklers! We play locally and are rubbish. Oh, and I also like golf!
Song that always makes me smile: ‘Ernie, the fastest milkman in the west’ – Benny Hill
My top tip for moving overseas