I offer a range of services which represent the skills I have acquired during my career.
I worked as a primary school teacher for over ten years and during that time taught in the early years, key stage 1 and key stage 2. I was part of the senior management team and responsible for literacy and drama, as well as being a key stage leader. I also co-ordinated an early intervention scheme to identify children that could have potential barriers to their learning. I led a team that put in strategies to prevent future problems.
More recently, I helped plan and create a year-long festival celebrating literature and the arts. There were many varied and exciting opportunities for me to use my teaching skills and knowledge of the education sector. In particular, I was involved in designing and taking part in a bilingual education project called Developing Dylan and a higher education road show, Dylan Live. I also wrote many blogs and articles, contributed to and edited books, gave lectures and talks, as well as press interviews for TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. I wrote and performed in a TV documentary and a theatre show.
I currently work as the creative co-ordinator for the Dylan Thomas Estate where my work includes reading, editing and approving scripts, meeting with organisations, creating content for a website, writing a blog and overseeing the social media. I am also on the board of two influential literary charities, Swansea University’s Dylan Thomas Prize and Literature Wales. Furthermore, I have started writing my own children’s stories, which has been a long held ambition.