I have been a teacher for more than twenty five years. My postgraduate studies have focussed on educational psychology. I have held various posts, including Head of English and Head of Literacy. I currently work with most able students. I am also a writer, who has had more than fifty short stories published, a short story collection and had worked performed across the country. I also work with arts agencies to promote creative writing in schools. I am part of Writing West Midlands' Teacher 204 programme for teacher-writers in the region.