My career started at The Holt School in Wokingham, where I had three very enjoyable years learning how to create exciting lessons that captured the minds of my students through being diverse and experimental in my approach to teaching. Whilst there I broadened the skills base and therefore expanding the art department, by introducing the students to 3D installation art, sculpture and photography. From the Holt School I progressed on to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College in Widnes, here I carried out the role of Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator for Art. I designed and introduced a structured, tiered platform that students progressed through during Years 7, 8 and 9. Each tier allowed students to grow in confidence, learn to research, explore, experiment and become self-reliant, independent thinkers. From Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School, I continued on to Saint Bede’s Catholic High School in Lytham and took on the role of Subject Leader for Art. Building on my previous teaching experience, I developed a highly successful department that, in the final two years, enjoyed the highest pass rates in the school and Lancashire.
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