My career started 25 years ago in the UK and has taken me to the Rift Valley of Africa where I was Head of an International boarding school in Kenya, to most recently, as the Vice Principal of a prestigious British School in Dubai.
I believe that with dedication and commitment, all pupils can reach their full potential in and beyond the classroom. School should be an exciting place; with lessons that encourage pupils to be independent learners who challenge the norm, develop critical thinking and are unafraid to take risks.
My wife, Emma, and I are parents to two wonderful children and we firmly believe that through the support of family, education provides us all with the realisation that there are no limits to what can be achieved. Our own health and well-being is intrinsic to happiness - sport makes me very happy! Having played professional football, cricket and rugby in my former years, latterly I dive, ski and run - oh and get frustrated on the golf course!
I hope I meet many of you as I walk around school, however my door is always open and I welcome staff, pupils and parents to come and say hello.
English learners often want to enjoy Shakespeare's or Dickens' masterpieces in the original. Although you may have a plan to master a foreign language - a more down-to-earth and pragmatic goal - if you do not read fiction books you have no chances to advance your knowledge of the language.
It is well known, that there are significant differences between American and British variants of English. What are these differences and how did they emerge?
The reason why English became an international language shall be looked for in the historic events of the last three or four centuries, and most of all it is due to the aggressive colonial politics of the British Crown of the 17 century that English became so widespread as a result of the occupation by the island state of the most of the planet's landmass.
Russian language speakers are fortunate in a way that their mother language is one of the official UN languages and today it is spoken by about 300 million. Historically, however, English is known by 1.5 billion or roughly 20 percent of the world's population, and this is the most obvious answer to the question Why learning English in our time. And now, let us see it in more detail.
The United Kingdom is known for its educational programs and medical education is no exception. A prestigious medical diploma obtained in England provides access to the widest opportunities for continuing education, notable research activities or successful international employment with a consistently high income.
Preschool education in the UK is taken very seriously, and its main difference from the modern Russian system is the presence of a single state-controlled early development program - Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).