Chris has seven years’ teaching experience in secondary schools rated ‘Outstanding’, teaching all ability levels and a range of class sizes, from 30 students to 1:1 support for students needing that extra guidance and tailored work. He teaches History to A level and Geography, English and Ancient History.
Chris is adept at unpicking exam specifications, mark schemes and examiner’s reports and has created countless schemes of work and revision resources.
For the last 3 years Chris has been Head of 6th Form, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at his school. Results in the 6th Form have improved year on year, with a massive 10% increase in A* – B grades at his school last year. Recently he has undertaken the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership, which has helped him to grow as a leader at all levels of work, from leading 50 staff on school-wide initiatives, to leading a student in one-to-one interventions.
After attending Winchester College, Chris went on to study History at Newcastle University, narrowly missing out on a First and graduating with a high 2:1 BA degree. He then spent four years shipping works of art around the world before recognising that he needed to shift careers, which led to him training on the Teach First programme and being awarded his PGCE through the Institute of Education. Chris recognises it was the best decision he’s ever made to move into the education sector.
For the next few years Chris is taking some time out to support his wife’s career; tutoring is the perfect fit.