My name is Heather Lucass and I am from Cheshire in the UK. I studied the Sciences at A-Level along with Art and Psychology, and later graduated with an honours degree in Psychology and Law. From this I began working at my old high school as a teaching assistant for 2 years, while completing Post-Graduate study in Chemistry. I decided to combine my passion for Chemistry and enthusiasm for working with young people by completing a PGCE in Secondary Science with Chemistry Specialism at Liverpool John Moores University. Shortly after completing my PGCE, I secured my first post as a Teacher of Chemistry at a local high school and college. I have been teaching for 5 years and have been fortunate enough to have had a number of additional roles such as working as a Teaching and Learning Coordinator and a year group Achievement Leader which have helped me to continually develop my skills as a teacher. I love to travel and really enjoy the outdoors; having grown up with horses and dogs, when I was 18, I jumped at the opportunity to work on a ranch in California, teaching children to ride horses. I have also travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Australia and spend a lot of my summers in the UK in the Lake District climbing mountains, camping, cycling and kayaking. I have completed a number of triathlons and have successfully competed in Bikejoring championships back in England. When I’m not feeling so energetic I love to paint and read; I am also a keen photographer. I have been fortunate enough to have some of my art work displayed in exhibitions back in the UK. I am really enjoying exploring all that Phuket has to offer and continuing to pursue my interests here. I am extremely excited to continue in my role as Head of Sixth Form here at HeadStart. I am really enjoying working with our Sixth form students, developing their career aspirations and supporting their holistic development. I will also continue to teach upper school Chemistry. I am passionate about nurturing young people’s innate curiosity about the world and leading them on a journey to greater understanding. I believe Chemistry is a fascinating subject and I aim to create a collaborative and inclusive learning environment for my students, helping them to feel confident and able to push themselves to achieve beyond their expectations.