Full name:

Ruth Jean McAlinden

Where did you grow up?

Kingston Upon Thames.


De Montfort University, Bedford.

Your previous role and place of work:

Head of Sport at Cambridge International School.

What are you most looking forward to about working at King’s Ely?

Getting to know new people and challenging my teaching.

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

Cycling and being with my family.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A Formula One Photographer!

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation – it would make visiting new places so much easier!

What was the last book you read?

‘Coming Home to Island House’ by Erica James.

What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?

‘Landslide’ by Fleetwood Mac.

What is your favourite film?

‘The Holiday’.

Do you have any phobias or fears?

Nothing major – I am not keen on spiders but I don’t freak out if I see one!

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

A good book, a CD of mixed music and a comfortable mattress.

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