As cliché as it may sound, I have actually always wanted to teach. When I was younger, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I was older, and my answer was always, “I want to be a teacher”. Admittedly, back then, my reason for wanting to teach was because of the “big marker pens” and having access to all sorts of other stationery that my teachers seemed to have a never-ending supply of. Around 20 years later, after lots of hard work and support from my wonderful family, here I am doing the job I always wanted to do... and I absolutely love it (don’t worry, it’s not just because of the marker pens and the seemingly endless supply of stationery).
After completing my Psychology degree at Lancaster University in 2011, I spent some time working as a “Mad Scientist” (making slime and setting off rockets on a regular basis) and as a teaching assistant whilst studying for a TEFL qualification, so that I could eventually combine my love of travel and my desire to teach. In 2012, I set off on my first teaching abroad adventure and spent some time teaching English in Thailand. Following my return, I began my PGCE in General Primary Education at Cumbria University and, within months, was offered my first job working as a year 2 teacher in a Catholic primary school, just north of Manchester, England.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and going off on adventures. I love dreaming up my next vacation. I have a big book of 100 best places to see in the world and I want to tick off as many of them as possible. I really hope that the children I teach will grow up to have a real passion to explore the world and learn new things about people and places all over it.
I couldn’t have asked to find a better opportunity than to teach at BISC. I really am made for the school with my love of Science, exploring other countries and cultures, music and theatre. I am sure that my creativity and love of all things arts and crafts will definitely help, too.
I have really enjoyed my first term here; the children, staff and parents are so welcoming and friendly. What I love the most about BISC is its approach to personalised learning. I know all the children in my class so well already because I can dedicate so much time to each one of them and make sure that they get the most out of every second of being in my class.