Originally from Cambridge, Jemma has lived and worked in London for over 10 years. Her ambition to become a primary school teacher began while working for an American summer camp and assisting with a local Brownie group. Prior to embarking on a career in teaching, Jemma worked for the BBC, contracting presenters and actors on many well-known children’s productions. This also helped influence and encourage her to go in to teaching.
In her capacity as a teacher, Jemma has taught Year Two, Three and Four, all of which she has thoroughly enjoyed. She is now keen to extend her understanding of education in a setting other than the UK. Jemma is enthusiastic about many areas of the curriculum but is especially interested in science and how it can be integrated into different subject areas. Seeing children light up as they discover new things inspires her to challenge herself as a teacher and try new things.
Having previously visited Singapore, Jemma knew that she would like the opportunity to develop her teaching in a vibrant and culturally diverse country and is greatly looking forward to the experience.
To ensure that she is continually developing as a teacher, Jemma is always looking for opportunities to enhance her skills. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling and swimming.