My background as a teacher is varied, from working in the Early Years to teaching English and Maths in the High school. However, my real passion is in Special Education, having taught children from 5-16 years old for over 25 years in a variety of schools. My most recent post before leaving the UK was working as part of a multidisciplinary Behaviour and Mental Health service team in an advisory capacity. In this roll I was responsibility for 15 schools. I have additional qualifications in counselling skills, bereavement counselling for children and teaching yoga for young children. I hold a First Class Honours Bachelor of Education degree and a Masters in Special Education degree.
I believe in creating a nurturing environment where children feel safe and secure enabling them to develop sound friendships and positive self- esteem. I inspire children to take risks, motivate them to challenge themselves and reach for their personal goals, celebrating their own successes.
Having three children, a puppy and a cat, I don’t find that much time for hobbies but am an avid runner having completed local 5K and 10K runs as well as encouraging our students in running club at school. I also enjoy theatre and have been an assistant director in all our Christmas productions at school.
This school is very unique in its warm, friendly, family environment, which is so important when you are so far from home. I know you will enjoy this school as much as I do.