I studied History at King's College London (BA Hons). I completed my PGCE at Kingston University, and the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination with University College London and Bedfordshire University. I have spent the last five years as an SEN and Early Years specialist teacher in several schools across central London, with two wonderful years in Bangkok supporting children with EAL and SEN in a British Kindergarten.
I have always taught in outstanding settings with a high proportion of SEN and EAL children. To support my work, I am trained in a variety of SEN strategies including Makaton, Language for Thinking, Colourful Semantics, Lego Therapy and Helicopter stories. I am focused and committed to inclusion and championing children's personal interests. I am passionate about outdoor learning and the environment as the 'third teacher'.
I believe that the Early Years are the most important in a child's learning journey. It is in these years that we equip them with a love and enthusiasm for learning that will shape their future. That is why encouraging children to investigate the world for themselves is very important to me.
In my spare time I love to be active and outside. I enjoy scuba diving, yoga, cycling and hiking. I am looking forward to visiting some of the beautiful national parks in Thailand.
I feel privileged to work in this extremely rewarding and challenging field. I am thrilled to be back in Bangkok and joining the team at St. Andrews, where the child is at the centre of everything we do.