I have been teaching for 20 years now, spending the first ten of these in the UK, in Gravesend before returning to the West Country, Somerset where I now call home.
My first international post was Kuwait where I spent 7 years before moving nearer home to Warsaw, Poland. In my previous role I was Learning Leader for Year 6 and KS2 English.
I have various hobbies, I love music and help to organise the Years 4, 5, and 6 production each year and with various choirs I am a member of. I love going to the cinema (they have excellent A/C) and run the staff movie club as well as the afterschool Years 2 and 3 film club, any excuse to watch some Disney in school.
Having completed my teaching degree in Wales in 1996 I returned home to Surrey to start my career. My first teaching position was in Gravesend, Kent in a Church of England school with a very multicultural population. My second teaching job was again a Church of England school this time down in the West Country. My time in these schools allowed me to experience teaching a variety of year groups and positions of responsibility ranging from subject leader to Deputy Head.
After 10 years of teaching in the UK and craving adventure I decided that teaching abroad was something I would like to try and applied for jobs in the Middle East, this found me teaching Year 6 in Kuwait and being the Year Leader for seven years.
Wanting to come back towards England I made the decision to teach in Europe which led me to The British School, Warsaw where I spent four years.
I am a crafty person and have a variety of hobbies. I like to do cross stitch (it’s very calming), make cards and wedding stationery sets and love to dabble in the kitchen. I like to sing and joined the primary, senior and community choirs at The British School.
I have encouraged the children in my classes to ‘Be Ambitious’ and feel it livens them up, allows the children to use different skills that make the lessons more interesting but to understand that striving to the next level is important.