About Me

David is currently Head of Geography at Teach First, having taught 11-18 Geography in SE London for over a decade, including six years as Head of Department.

He did his undergraduate Geography degree at Jesus College, University of Oxford, before studying for a PhD in decadal climate variability using climate models at University College London. A UN accredited Climate Change teacher, and a specialist in Physical Geography teaching at A Level, he has worked with and published through the RGS and Geographical Association on weather and climate teaching.

With wider interests in assessment and curriculum leadership, David has examined for Edexcel and Cambridge International, as well as working with the Chartered College of Teaching and Royal Meteorological Society on education and online resource design. He is a member of the Geographical Association’s Assessment & Examinations Special Interest Group, and on the Editorial Board of Routes Journal.

In 2020, he was awarded Fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching, and Chartered Geographer (Teacher) status by the Royal Geographical Society.