Wife, Mummy, Family girl, Geographer, Teacher, Learner, Dog lover. @GeoDebs .
Currently I am blessed to be a stay home mummy for a couple of years with our lovely baby girl, while working on Geography textbooks and consultancy work. Previously I was Assistant Head Teacher for Teaching & Learning, and responsible for Raising KS3 Progress, and Humanities. I have been a Head of Geography and teacher for ten years, and had the benefit of working with some amazing and inspirational colleagues over the years whom I have stolen many ideas from!
I am a Google Certified Teacher & Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award winner, part of the Global Learning Programme and Prince’s Teaching Institute lead teacher. In 2016 I was amazed to be awarded the Ordnance Survey Award by the RGS for Geographical Teaching. I am a Fellow of the RGS and Chartered Geography Teacher. I also am pleased to be part of the Chartered College of Teaching.
I have been blessed to work with Hodder for the OCR Geography GCSE textbooks for the 2016 curriculum, also for the 2018 Progress in Geography KS3 textbook. I have contributed to and written for various Geography magazines such as GeoActive over the years.
I love a good teachmeet and was influential in the creation of TMPompey, TMRGS, and the Geography Association TM and Weald of Kent Geography TM. I learn so much from others through these, as well as having to up my game if presenting myself! I contribute to #TeamGeography, #GeogChat and #ukedchat through blogging or twitter. We all stand on the shoulders of others and networking is so beneficial to our practice.
This blog is a place to think and to keep a record of what I get up to. It will often be rambling, and I apologise for moments of fluffiness and randomness.
These are my own views.