I have sold scientific apparatus such as electron microscopes and mass spectrometers, been a hotelier and bookseller, a computing teacher, a staff tutor and now I work very part time in education, maintain various websites and write occasionally.
I have taught in very challenging schools in Dundee, Scotland for over twenty years. I feel that the system is not doing the best for a majority of pupils in this type of school. Comprehensive education in Scotland is still academic education, not learning for life nor fit for purpose.
Our current social and political environment is of growing concern to me in all sorts of ways.
The views expressed here are entirely my own and are not in any way the views of others including any employers past, present or future.