Our resident funny man and Resourcing Manager Cameron (Cam, Tressie) grew up in Parramatta, Sydney. In his younger years, Cam had dreams to make the Olympics in his chosen sport of walking. When his training proved too difficult he instead turned to train as a teacher at ACPE before moving to London in July 2015. With less walking on his schedule he has discovered new hobbies like cooking Chinese, reading, exploring Jamaican culture and supporting the night life businesses in Dalston on the weekends. Cam also has aspirations to become the future mayor of Brixton…so watch this space!
Tell us about your story with Vibe
When I first came to London I worked as a supply teacher for 6 months and absolutely loved the Vibe community. When asked to join the office, I couldn’t say no and have never looked back!
What do you love most about working with Vibe?
I loved being able to head out and teach in Vibe’s lovely schools when I was working on the SEN Orange team. Now I’ve taken on a new role working with all of our new teachers. It’s great to be able to help people find work teaching in London, and step them through the process of registration and getting set up and ready to work. The office staff are awesome too – we laugh way too much in this place!
What’s the best thing about living in London?
I live near Brixton and really love the mix of different cultures and the people which you can see all across London.
What’s your favourite area in London? Why?
The South-East (Camberwell/Brixton) area is amazing! There are so many secret places to eat and drink with new places popping up all the time. There is just a real buzz about the area – get there!! (Vote for me when I campaign for Mayor!)
What’s your favourite pub in London?
The Duke of Edinburgh in Brixton – it has the BIGGEST beer garden you will ever feast your eyes on…did I mention I like Brixton!
What’s one of your best travel experiences?
Definitely Ischia which is an island of Naples, Italy. The food and people are amazing and there are no tourists which makes it a haven.
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What are your top tips for teachers in London?
Every school is different, but once you find the one, get there and lock it in full time.
What/who are you most inspired by?
All Teachers and Teaching Assistants in SEN schools – they are simply amazing people who do amazing things every day.
What is your Yearbook Quote/quote that you live by?
“Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.”