Work experience

Michael’s teaching career started as a kayak coach in 1985. Since then, at primary and secondary schools, he has directed two PE departments, a geography department and a philosophy, religion & ethics department, and has taught a great deal of English, focusing particularly upon special needs at both ends of the ability range.

He has also taught at Univerzita Karlova and Oxford University, and has trained teachers for the Italian government.

His goal is for everyone in the class to be happy, including the teacher.



  • BA hons, Political Philosophy, Durham University
  • PGCE, Upper Primary, Cambridge University
  • MA (E.d), Philosophy of Education, University of London
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Buddhist Studies, Sunderland University


Michael paints in oils – you can see his pictures at

He also writes novels and short stories – you can see his books at