Mrs. Rigard has taught both in the UK and internationally. Most recently at St Paul's Academy in London and internationally in Shanghai and Dubai. She has a BA (Hons) in English and Theology as well as a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Mrs. Rigard has taught for 13 years as an English teacher at Secondary level, Head of Department and has held various leading pastoral roles. She brings a wide range of experience, and a passion and commitment for teaching English.
In 2010, I led a group of students on a joint Art, Music and Drama to Kerala, India. The focus of the trip was to work with school children who have Cerebral Palsy. The school had only been open for a short time and had a limited curriculum so we introduced our Art, Drama and Music curriculum to help exercise the children’s muscles in a more creative way and to lessen their pain by focusing on something enjoyable. Students worked with the children and their mothers which culminated in a final 40-minute play watched by over 400 people. For me as an educator, it reiterated the importance of a holistic education for children and adapting teaching and learning styles appropriately.
I teach fun and interesting lessons. I am very passionate about teaching English. I always have time for the students and have a firm but fair approach to discipline!
I enjoy reading, watching films, listening to music, walking, swimming and yoga.