After moving to the UK in 2001, she worked as a MFL teacher in a variety of settings. These included roles within Primary and Secondary schools as well as at the Universities of Northumbria, Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham. She has also showcased her linguistic talents whilst interpreting during some national/international media interviews with French players for Newcastle United Football Club.
Four years ago, she took up a post as a PGCE Teacher at Newcastle University, giving her the opportunity to further enhance her pedagogical approach. She then moved to Budapest in 2018 where she taught students of over fifty nationalities - from KS2 to KS5 - in an international school for two years. She continued to develop her international career when she moved to Hong Kong in July 2020 where she took up a post as a French Teacher.
Mrs. Jenkins is passionate about innovative learning and teaching; indeed, she has actively collaborated on several pedagogical projects throughout the years, leading to some of her work being published by recognised leaders in the educational field and, on one occasion, even giving an acceptance speech at the European Language Label award ceremony in London. She has high expectations of her students and believes in a well-rounded, child-centred education whereby students feel safe, valued, motivated and engaged. Her students have often said they love her ‘enthusiasm and hard-working ethos’.
In her spare time, Mrs. Jenkins enjoys learning new languages, swimming, Kundalini Yoga, discovering new places and sampling local food.