What was the most recent profession development course/workshop you have done?
I have been just been awarded the MBA in Educational Leadership at the UCL – IOE with Merit. My dissertation was structured around a case study investigating the potential of Artificial Intelligence in the secondary school sector from a senior leadership perspective. The course was partially funded by the BSN ILA and it really helped me to improve my leadership skills here at the BSN as well providing an excellent platform for future challenges.
Favourite teaching resource/professional book?
Impact - an educational journal published every quarter by the Chartered College of Teaching, as founding fellow, I would encourage every teacher to support the Chartered College and connect to an excellent professional teachers’ network.
Describe BSN in 3 words?
Trust, challenge, growth
What do you do to unwind after a busy day at school?
I like to play with my children and, when the weather is kind, go for short walks with the whole family (and the dog).
What’s your favourite destination for a weekend getaway?
I usually prefer to stay in the vicinity and explore my neighbourhood. It’s amazing how many things you can do close by where you live! I usually plan my trips for the half terms and my preferred destination is Malawi in Easter. For me and my family, it’s a very special place.
Who inspires you?
My grandfather – Nonno Celestino. He recently passed away at 102 years old. He was part of a very unlucky generation who suffered the rise of a dictatorship, the evil of the second world war and the economic consequences of the post war life struggles. Regardless of that, he always kept a positive outlook in life. He wrote a book at 95 years old about war and his imprisonment and dedicated it to the ‘future generations’ so they would nurture the importance of peace and freedom.