Ms Young has been an English teacher since 1997, following a gap year in New Zealand, she chose a career that would allow her to make a difference to others. In her previous school, Ms Young set up a successful primary liaison programme; her motivation was to make the transition to senior school more seamless. Ms Young’s aim in teaching is to nurture, support and inspire young people to be the best versions of themselves. She believes that building positive relationships with students enables them to flourish. Ms Young has sung with students in the school choir, recorded a CD, taken them on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, performed in pantomimes and appeared in a film. When she is not teaching, she is writing young adult fiction, drawing, singing or somewhere near water with her family.