After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1983 I worked for 11 years as a taxation accountant in London before taking the plunge and returning to university to do my PGCE in 1995. I started working for Chippenham College (later Wiltshire College) in 1997 and taught there for 20 years, working my way through (I think) six changes of AAT syllabus. I have taught all levels of AAT and particularly enjoy the Level 4 units, as well as the Level 3 management accounting and ethics units. I have taken early retirement from full-time teaching so that I can move to Cumbria to be closer to my family and will be working part-time for Accountancy Learning. I can get a bit over-excited about some AAT subjects and am always very disappointed that students never seem to share my enthusiasm for ratio analysis!
As well as family matters, I will be spending more time on my great interests of choral singing and painting and drawing. I also plan to get on my bike and start enjoying the lovely Lake District scenery, though perhaps not the hills and the rain quite so much.
“Be brave enough to fail – putting things right is how we learn”.