I grew up in Wakefield, Yorkshire, with my mum, dad, and younger brother before moving to Manchester to attend university. After receiving my BSc in Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University, I visited primary schools delivering science workshops. After this I was a teaching assistant in a primary school in Bradford, before completing my PGCE at Leeds University in 2014. I was a primary teacher for five years in a fabulous school in inner city Manchester. During this time I was lucky enough to receive training with maths mastery expert Dr. Yeap Ban Har and writing expert Pie Corbett. Since 2011 I have volunteered for the Serious Fun Network (Barretstown) supporting children living with illness, which is a charity very close to my heart.
I am thrilled to begin a new chapter at BISC-LP and have heard fabulous things about the pupils and community. I have never been to Chicago, but have heard great things. I am excited to explore! I am huge fan of the theatre and musicals, so I am really looking forward to visiting the theatres as well as the fantastic museums. I love to canoe, but as it isn't a popular sport on the canals of Manchester, I look forward to do this more on Lake Michigan.
My main aims when teaching are to encourage children to become resilient, confident, and ambitious learners (with lots of smiles along the way). I believe there is no limit to what a child can achieve, and every pupil has the right to become the best they can. I will do all I can to help children believe and achieve this. I feel very proud to be able to do this with the team at BISC-LP.
Universities Attended: Manchester Metropilitan University, Leeds University
Degrees Earned: BSc Chemistry, Primary PGCE
Professional Development Experiences: Middle Leadership training; Leaders of Tomorrow training; Developed a teaching package with a Manchester Orchestra; Delivered workshops linked to UNICEF to students in India; Maths multiplicative reasoning course; UNICEF in education course; Maths mastery with Dr. Yeap Ban Har; Talk4writing with Pie Corbett