Hi there, I’m The London Humanities Teacher.

After leaving my job in Parliament, I trained to teach Citizenship at the UCL IOE. I’m currently Lead Teacher for Politics, and History, with a bit of RS and Geography for good measure. I’m Head of Student Development and Wellbeing (essentially Citizenship and PHSE), so expect a dash of that too. In addition, I’m a leader in Teaching and Learning for my school (they call me a Teaching Champion, but my head’s really not that big!)


My real passion is engaging students AND staff in learning, through innovative pedagogy and wellbeing. I regularly contribute to #teacher5aday on Twitter, and am part of a the amazing #teacher5adaybuddybox scheme.

When I started teaching, I was shocked at how little there was in the way of helpful hints and tips for teachers. Sometimes we all need a bit of inspiration, particularly Humanities teachers who often find themselves teaching subjects outside of their comfort zone. This blog is my way of part-rectifying that!

Just like in my classroom, feedback is ALWAYS welcome.


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi,
    Thank you for all the hard work you put into this website. I love looking through your ideas and find them so inspiring!
    I wondered if you could possibly tell me how you/ your school promotes teaching and learning across the school/ departments?

    Thank you,



    1. Hi Jo,

      Sorry I’ve only just seen this comment.

      We have an Assistant Head, who is in charge of Teaching and Learning. We then have a 2nd in charge, who line manages a group of 7 teachers who have a TLR of ‘Teaching Champion’. They co-ordinate T&L across departments and help to organise TLCs, Teach Eats and Teach Meets.


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