Having led Music and Performing Arts Faculties for over 25 years I am now available for online and face to face tuition. I have retired from teaching full time in mainstream schools now in favour of teaching part-time. Although I still teach in local secondary and Primary schools my time now is dedicated to teaching one to one music lessons. I am available to teach both adults and children in guitar and piano. My second subject is English so I am also available to support your GCSE pupils in Literature and Language.
I can offer tuition that will motivate and engage. After the Covid 19 pandemic I will be offereing face to face tuition in your home or my home throughout Teesside. During the pandemic I am available to support your children through difficult times. Through Zoom or Teams I will help them to cope with their English /Music curriculum. First lesson is free and if I do not engage you or your child in that lesson then we do not need to continue. I look forward to hearing from musicians and pupils who need that extra bit of motivation for English Lessons.
1991-1993 Head of Music at Simon Digby Secondary School Birmingham.
1993-2000 Lead Teacher in PRU for Warwickshire Special Educational Needs Support Sevice. Teaching Literacy/Numeracy/GCSE English/Foundation GCSE Maths/Photography/Art/Music.
2000-2003 Head of Music at Studley High School. Warwickshire
2003-2006 Head of craetive Arts at City Of Leeds School.
2006-20014 Head of Performing Arts Bydales School. Marske By The Sea.
2014-2020 Lead Teacher of Music at Eskdale School Whitby.
Ofsted classified outsanding teacher.
GCSE results beyond school and national expectations.
Appointed as a 'teaching and learning champion 'in last two posts: this entails leading other memebers of staff in whole school training.
NPQSL studied in 2013 This is the course that potential assistant/deputy headteachers undergo.
In role as main teacher in PRU's I recieved intensive training in SEN and specific behavioural management techniques. I was also trained in awareness for Dyslexia, Autism and Aspergers.
My DBS is up to date and onlne.
I can supply at least three recent references that will testify to excellent teaching.
Tuition in Music grades 1-5 piano and theory. Grades 1-8 guitar.
Tuition in English Language and Literature aimed at GCSE pupils.
Times at the moment are flexible to your needs.