The Leadership Team
The Senior Leadership Team is made up of staff with a wide range of expertise and experience. They each take an overview of key areas. By doing this, they ensure that every student at Co-op Academy Walkden will succeed.
I have been teaching since 1998 and Coop Academy Walkden is my third school, having previously worked in Hattersley for 5 years and then Moss Side for a further 7.
I’m originally from London, but moved to Manchester to come to University, where I completed a History Degree and then my PGCE, qualifying as a teacher in 2001.
I am originally from Staffordshire, and came to teaching in 1994 after several years working as an accountant in Manchester. Immediately I knew that I had found my vocation.
I began teaching Modern Foreign Languages in 1997 after completing a BA Hons in French and Spanish. As part of my language studies I taught English in a Spanish school which convinced me that teaching was for me.
I’m originally from Cumbria, half English, half Portuguese, but grew up in Germany and just like my background, my career is just as proudly diverse.