'Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.' - William Butler Yeats

BBC Bitesize

Variety of writing, editing and consultancy projects including:

  • Study Guides for GCSE Literature and Language
  • GCSE Spoken Language Study Guides 
  • KS3 revision notes for Shakespeare 
  • Devising content for revision app

Somethin' Else

Educational consultant on a number of projects including:

  • Working with scriptwriters to produce GCSE revision films for BBC Bitesize (2016)
  • Working on scripts for spoken language films (2015)
  • Preparing briefs for scriptwriters for KS3 Shakespeare support videos (2013)

Naked Productions

Consultant for BBC Bitesize audio revision projects (2016) 

Poetry by Heart

South West Regional Development Coordinator for 2015 & 2016 competitions

  • Leading CPD workshops with TeachFirst participants and PGCE trainees at various universities including Bristol, Hull and Durham.
  • Leading CPD workshops with the Poetry and Memory Project at Cambridge University
  • Liaising with schools and libraries during regional rounds of the 2014 and 2015 competitions
  • Writing support resources for teachers and participants
  • Organising activities programme for 2014 and 2015 Finals competition
  • Leading activities team at the Finals competition 
  • Writing and editing poet biographies and poem introductions for the online anthology
  • Writing teaching guides for poetry by Robert Frost (2013 competition)

University of Bristol

  • Running CPD workshops on poetry and spoken language
  • Interview panel member for new trainees

York Notes

Variety of writing and recording projects including:

  • Re-writing York Notes Guide to Macbeth (GCSE)
  • Podcast for Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing 
  • Writing Digital Toolkit: Student revision guides for Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (A Level)
  • Writer of Digital Toolkit: Student revision guides for Golding's Lord of the Flies (GCSE)
  • Writer of Digital Toolkit: Student revision guides for Shakespeare's Macbeth  

ZigZag Publishing

Variety of writing projects including:

NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English)

  • CPD workshops on Dynamic Lesson Planning and NLP in the classroom
  • Teaching English magazine article: Coming out of the closet: creating a reading community
  • Classroom magazine article: Drama and Neurolinguistic Programming

Poetry Archive

  • Content developer
  • Social media marketing

AllTalk (with The Full English,  & BT)

AllTalk: Online multi-media resources for teaching Spoken Language at GCSE and A-Level (2012)

Teachit UK Ltd

Full time English editor May 2010-Aug 2011 (maternity cover)

Writing projects include:

Smart Learning

Projects include:

  • Writing Progress in AFs workbooks for teachers and students
  • Consultancy for Literacy packs

Classroom Video (now ClickView)

Devised video briefs for the following drama education videos:


Examiner for GCSE English Literature Higher Tier Poetry exam Summer 2014 ('A' marker award)
Examiner for GCSE English Literature Higher Tier Poetry exam Summer 2013 ('A' marker award)
Examiner for GCSE English Language Higher Tier Poetry exam Summer 2012/November 2010/Summer 2010 ('A' marker award)