My name is Michael Hurley. I am from the United Kingdom, born in London, England. In January 2013 I moved to Thailand, fulfilling a long held ambition to live and work overseas. I began teaching at HeadStart International School in August, 2013. My specialist subject is Business Studies. I received my Business Degree from Sussex University, England, in 1998. Following this I qualified as a Secondary School Teacher, having successfully completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Roehampton University in 1999. Since this time I have taught Business Studies GCSE, A Level and vocational courses to students aged fourteen to eighteen. Prior to joining HeadStart International School, I enjoyed working at a large and very successful state comprehensive secondary school just outside of London for eight years. During this time I held the post of Second in Charge of Department. I am totally committed to supporting my students and seeing them excel. I sincerely believe in the ability of every individual to achieve and enjoy success through hard work, dedication and perseverance. This long held belief has led to students in my classes consistently exceeding expectations. Most recently, those in my Year 11 iGCSE Business Studies class performed exceedingly well in their recent summer examinations. Their personal success fuels my passion and commitment. It is a real pleasure living in Thailand, Phuket, and working at HeadStart International School. I very much look forward to the challenges and rewards the year will bring.