I trained at Goldsmiths College in London qualitfying with a BA in Education with QTS. I have taught in three schools in the past 16 years teaching a range of year groups from Reception to Year 6. During these years, I have been a Mentor on the Graduate Teacher Program, PE, Literacy and Maths co-ordinator, EYFS leader, Ks1 leader, and part of the SLT in two schools.
I am very proud to have been a part of the Graduate Teacher program where I trained three teachers over three years to become Primary School teachers. This was an exciting role as it was linked to a University where I had additional training and was able to support adults from other roles in their venture to become teachers.
As EYFS and KS1 leader on SLT, I was able to make changes to the curriculum in my school to become part of the Creative Curriculum program where we taught around topic and themes which made the learning more accessible and interesting for the children. Again, I was given the opportunity to work with experts in this area and had additional training to support the implementation of this within my school.
Outside of teaching, my interests are now based around me being a parent and supporting my own children in their activities. I enjoy taking them to ice hockey matches at Boston College, going on bike rides around our local area, and travelling to different parts of America where we have not visited before.
BISB is unique to me because I have the opportunity to meet so many children and families from different countries and cultures. I certainly would not have had this opportunity anywhere else in England. I love the fact the children here are taught to an individual program. This ensures targets are set that suit the child and that these targets are monitored are achievable, which in turn, ensures that each child makes progress.