Director of Studies
My current role as director of studies allows me to teach maths, the subject I love, whilst being central to the academic running of the school. I also enjoy sharing my love of the outdoors through The Royal School Adventure Club that has been running since I joined 10 years ago.
I grew up in Pembrokeshire and always loved sport and having adventures outdoors. My passion for sport began as a Welsh international athlete and continued at university where I started playing rugby, eventually playing in the 2003 World Cup in Barcelona where we lost to New Zealand in the final. After university I spent a year at an outdoor pursuits centre on the shores of Coniston Water where I loved learning rock-climbing, sailing, kayaking and staying safe in the mountains. I saw firsthand the impact of these activities on young peoples’ characters and thoroughly enjoyed living in such a beautiful environment. These experiences all fed into my desire to become a teacher and share my passions with the next generation of young people. Having always loved the logical nature of mathematics, teaching the subject was a natural progression. The problem solving aspect of timetabling was a welcome challenge when I got the opportunity to plan and implement the whole school curriculum a few years ago following my return to full-time teaching after having two children.