I have recently completed a PGCE specialising in learning difficulties and disabilities. Additionally I have a degree in Criminology and the focus for my dissertation was centred on prison conditions for mentally disordered offenders. I have worked in an SEMH setting for three years now, both as a teaching assistant and as a core class teacher. Previously to this, I volunteered for charitable sectors providing sporting opportunities to young people across the North East.

In the school holidays I am employed as a football coach.