I came to Wells because I was attracted to the history and prestige of the school. My passion for the school has led me to reach my own goals, and I am now the Deputy Head of the Junior School.Before, I had been a schoolteacher in New Zealand, working with year 5 and 6 children. I came to England to work and travel, but I have enjoyed working at Wells so much that I have chosen to stay in England. I now have two young children of my own who go to Wells or “Big School” as my little girl would say!I am passionate about science and enjoy leading the Junior Science department as coordinator; I find science is a hands-on subject, and I love seeing children explore different concepts using a range of equipment for the first time. They begin to start asking questions of the wider world and how these ideas impact on them.I also help coach sport, but my particular passion is rugby – coming from New Zealand it is in the blood! In fact, I am so passionate about rugby that I also referee club rugby for Somerset and during 2012-2015 I reached higher honours: refereeing RFU Level 5 rugby, travelling all over the South-West.