16 Eastcote Lane
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An extremely patient, personable, assertive, knowledgeable worker with very
strong ICT skills and a firm knowledge of child protection issues in schools along
with an awareness of the latest trends in education. With a degree in law
(approved by UK Naric) and a degree in the arts (also approved by UK Naric), I
have a solid background from which to engage in multidisciplinary teaching. With
over 20 years of teaching experience in law and making a difference to all types
of students, I can adapt to different environments and working cultures as well as
work with children and adults of varying abilities and tackle other subjects such
as Key Stage 3 and 4 History as well as Key Stage 3 R.E and GCSE English. My
skills allow me to handle situations with parents and challenging children.I have
also done cover supervisor work and learning mentor work with challenging
students, EBD, ASD,ADHD and other learning disability situations.
With over ten years of experience in English schools and a law firm, I have
developed and honed interpersonal skills which are appropriate in a multiethnic,
multi cultural and multi religious organisations. Such inter personal skills include
an awareness of different religious world views, tolerance for diverse views on
education and the ability to support those colleagues who may need moral and
other types of support.
Having been exposed to the procedures and the requirements of several schools
and institutions, I have developed skills in short term, medium term and long term
planning such as Sir John Cass Sixth Form where I revamped resources,
designed detailed lesson plans and updated the reading material. My training as
a lawyer helps me to plan schedules and documents along with coping with
medium and long term issues. Each school has it’s own planning regimen and I
have had to adapt.
I have been teaching law since 1996 and I have developed the skills needed to
be an effective teacher which include planning, monitoring progress, designing
schemes of work, writing assessments, marking and doing administrative tasks.
In addition I have had to liaise with parents and involve parents in the learning
process. These skills have made a difference to students with SEN issues, high
attainers and middle attainers.
Verbal and Written Communication Skills
I have written articles on chess online, drafted legal documents and letters and I
have over 16 years of experience in using various types of software. My ability at
public speaking was honed as a lecturer at the University of the West Indies
where I lectured on Business Law and Constitutional Law between 1999 and
2003. I also have had to write reports for Claire’s Court School and used Bloom’s
Taxonomy. I have a lot of experience with power points and emails to students
about important topics.
Having run a law department at Barnhill Community High and Cecil Jones
College as well as Claire’s Court School ,Windsor Girl’s School,Sir John Cass
Redcoat Sixth Form College and Acland Burghley School I am aware of the
administrative demands that are inherent in managing the daily operations of a
department. My legal training encompassed management training and I have
been exposed to the needs for resource development, student engagement,
creation of VLEs and additionally an assessment cycle.
June to Present
Covered Math and RE as well as Science in Harrow High school and Brentside
High. Covered English and PSHE as well as technology at Dormer’s Wells High
January –June 2016
Taught A Level law and GCSE English at Acland Burghley School in addition to
doing comprehensive cover of Math,Geography,Art,Dance,Music,
Science,Technology and Design.
Teaching GCSE English –World War One poetry, helping with a controlled
assessment, teaching English to Year10, teaching English to Year 9. Covering
math with Year 10.
October 1- Present
Cover at Dormer’s Wells High School –Covered Science and Business Studies.
Covered Media, Art and ICT as well.
Cover at the Haydon school. Covered computing classes.
Cover supervisor work at the Ealing Study Centre. Mentored youngsters in
Learning Mentor/Cover Supervisor at Ealing Alternative Provision until half
term.Taught English, Art, Math, and mentored students.
Exam Invigilator at Greenwich School of Management
Cover Supervisor at Dormer’s Wells High School-covered English,Graphics
Media, ICT, Drama.
Worked with autistic children at The Rise School Feltham
Worked with profoundly disabled learners at Kingsley High
Cover Supervisor Brentford High for Girls-covered French classes all day.
August 1 –Present
Chess coach and private law tutor.
July 17 –July 31
Promoter/adviser for Carib City Restaurant on a voluntary basis.
July 17- Present
Legal researcher and assistant for Leon G Hines & Co. Worked on a civil matter
and assisted with research and planning. Attended important meeting in
Chambers. Done on a voluntary basis.
April 2015-July 16
Law Teacher at Sir John Cass Redcoat Sixth Form College, Tower Hamlets
Teaching WJEC Law at AS and A2 levels, organizing the department, preparing
it for an Ofsted inspection, arranging for resources, making up lesson plans.
Ensuring that students are supported during revision for the
examinations.Creating new updated resources.Prepared the Law Department for
an inspection. I made a difference by introducing new revision material and also
by using various assessment methods such as quizzes and tests.
Cover supervisor work at Brentside High. Covered Art, History, English, Math,
Science. Also worked at Waldegrove Girl’s School and St. Buonaventuras School
doing geography cover. Did cover work at Westgate School in Slough and at Ark
Elvin Academy in Wembley.I made a difference by uplifting the morale of the
students and by giving more individual attention to students.
February– March 2015
TaughtA-Level Law(AQA) AS and A2 law and covered Sociologyand Psychology
at Bishopsaltschool.Did administrative duties, prepared classes,added to the
resources,gave tips on revision. Did quizzes and definition tests as well as marked
attempts at pastpapers.
January – February 2015
Taught A-Level and BTEC Law Level 3 at Leytonstone Sixth Form College
Covered Non Fatal offences, Intoxication and guided assignments for BTEC.
Ran law quizzes and arranged Revision sessions.
September 2014-December 2014
Taught a-level law, ethics, history and travel and tourism BTEC at Windsor Girls
School .I made a significant difference to the law department where I donated
books and I also got a donation of a Teacher Resource Pack.
June 2014 –July 2014
Supply teaching mostly at Brentside High School. I covered Science, Math and
Art and made a tremendous difference to the work ethic of the students.
February 25 2013 to June 23 2014
Curriculum Support Officer at Stockley Academy. Covering and teaching PE,
English,French,Drama,Math,Science,Geography, Design and technology,
Construction, ICT,Businessstudies,Music,Art,Foodtechnology,Sixth Form
Enrichment and worked with individuals in music assignment completion.
I also helped the school band by writing songs and sharing knowledge about
stagecraft.I made a difference by lifting morale and developing the keen interests
of the students.
Taught English and Drama at Hounslow Manor School.
Taught R.E. at Saint John Bosco College at Key Stages 3-5.
Taught Math and Art at Brentside High at Key Stages 3-4
Taught literacy and numeracy as well as P.E. at Special School Samuel Rhodes
School in Highbury.
Worked with AS and A2 law students at BishopshaltSchool,on a supply
Assisted with revision for January exams.Worked with Autistic Post 16
students at Arbor Vale Special School .
Assisted with activities for independent living skills and gave sensory
support along with overseeing play.Worked with Year 8s, Year 10s and
Year 11s at Salvatorian’s College where I Taught Art, Mathematics and
P.E. on a supply basis.
Exam invigilator at the Jewish Free School in Kingsbury. Taught Spanish
cover at Our Lady’s Convent School in Stamford Hill.
June 2011 –August 31, 2012
Law, religious studies and chess teacher at Claire's Court Schools,
Maidenhead. Teaching OCR Law-AS and A2 modules. I made a
difference by helping a SEN student to pass law, English and Psychology
Teaching Religious studies to Year 7 and chess as an afternoon activity.
Received Certificate as an Accredited Coach of the ECF.
September 2009-July 2010
Law Lecturer at Lambeth College
Lecturing on the Access to Law Course Level 3.Responsibilities include
registration, designing the scheme of work and preparing, teaching and
marking.I made a significant difference to the students because they went
on to university to study law.
Law Lecturer at HenleyCollegeLectured A-Level A2 law (OCR) and got
great results. Responsibilities included registration, marking and teaching.
I made a significant difference as I gave the students new resources and
also made them do quizzes.
Did research on chess and math programmes and proposals for schools.
January –March 2009
Taught chess to at risk children in Birmingham with the Young Disciples.
October 2008-December 2008
Law Lecturer at Hammersmith, Ealing and WestLondonCollege. Lectured A
Level law at the AS and A2 level along with BTEC National Diploma for Business
and Contract Law.
Law Lecturer at Sir George MonouxCollege.Lectured on ALevelLawAS and A2
August 31 2007-August 31 2008 Law, history and R.E teacher at
Taught A-Level Law, Key stage 3 and 4 history, Key stage 3 R.E. and ran the
August 15 2005-August 31 2007 Law, R.E. and History teacher at Barnhill
Community High. Taught Law, R.E. and History.
July 2005- Helped to run a summer chess camp at Adam Grammar School
along with National Master Ryan Palmer. This was done three
years in succession.
February 2005 –July 2005 Cover instructor for Connex Education. Worked in 14
schools in Birmingham as a cover instructor. Worked in special schools as well
with dyslexic students, students having mild and sever SEN situations. Taught
various subjects from German to Geography to Math and Chemistry and English
January-August 2005 Part time Legal Clerk in the Firm Atkinson &Solicitors
July-October 2004 –Worked as a Project Coordinator for Project Planning and
Training Centre, Birmingham.
April-July 2004 Worked as a law teacher with Minster College, Minster –on-Sea,
June 1999-December 2003-Law Lecturer at the University of the West Indies,
Mona Jamaica. Lectured on Contract Law.
Chess coach of National Master Malaku Lorne during the Jamaica National
Championships 2002 and 2003.
April –October 2003 Worked as an Attorney-at-Law for Gentles &Willis Law Firm.
Chess Coach at Vaz Preparatory School
Coach of the Jamaica National Junior Team to Trinidad for the Caribbean Youth
Coach of the Jamaica National Junior Team to Germany for the World Youth
Certificate of Achievement Neuro-Linguistic Programming 2008
South East Essex College Awarded 19th January
Legal Education Certificate
Norman Manley Law School Awarded in September 1998
Bachelor of Laws Degree Lower Second Class Honours
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Barbados
Awarded July 1 1995 –Approved by UK Naric
Bachelor of Arts Degree Upper Second Class Honours
University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Awarded August 1 1992
Training Courses Attended
Certificate of Professional Development at Cecil Jones College 2008
“How do we use personal leadership to engage our students.”
15th March 2007 – Strategies for tackling low-level disruption in the class room.
Lighthouse Professional Development.
September 2007 – Induction training at Cecil Jones College for teachers.
January 19- Certificate of Achievement in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
2008 – One day course in Leadership at Cecil Jones College
Severely Dyslexic lawstudent at Claire’s Court School graduated to the University
All of my Law class at Lambeth College went on to do law at University.
Best student at Cecil Jones College got all As in Law and went on to Cambridge
Started Law Department at Barnhill Community High.
Became an accredited coach of the English Chess Federation
Won my first trial as a Lawyer in 2003
Drew with England’s number 3 player in 2012 at the Harrow chess club