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Tricia Stearn

Tricia Bailey 2016

Year 6 Leader

I was born and raised in London. I initially turned to a career in hospital pharmacy and progressed through various roles. Deciding on a new career path and keen to develop further, I attended Kingston University and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Nutrition and Health. While completing my degree, I worked with an active living charity, which aimed to increase the physical activity levels of families. Volunteering for such an organisation reignited a childhood dream to be a teacher and I was taken in a new direction. Upon leaving university, I began working with a charitable Saturday school for disadvantaged children, in their Science program. I then secured a place at the University of Greenwich and completed my teacher training. During three successful years at a vibrant, inner-London school, I have taught in Years 5 and 6 as well as have taken on the role of Science Curriculum Development Leader.

I love that there is always something new to do or see in Chicago. My favorite experience so far has been kayaking down the river, and I'm looking forward to the various festivals and musical performances taking place throughout the year.

Creativity and challenge help our students get better every day. Creativity and ingenuity are vital to success in the modern world. The most fruitful learning opportunities are usually those which are created by students and stem from their own inquisitiveness. I truly believe that we are all natural learners and need only to find the style and path for us. My aim as a teacher is to guide and nurture children’s creativity on their learning journey through suitable challenging, which allows them to develop their resilience, alongside meaningful experiences.


  • Universities Attended: Kingston University (Bachelors)
  • Degrees Earned: Exercise, Nutrition and Health BSc Hons 1st Class
  • Certifications Earned: PGCE 2012 University of Greenwich
  • Professional Development Experiences: Introduction to growth mindset, ASD and Social Communication Difficulties Classroom Support, New Science Curriculum training, School Health Fair