I began my teaching career in Widnes, in the UK, teaching Humanities and English. I was focused on helping support and strengthen Student literacy across the curriculum. I further developed my passion and skills, in removing barriers to learning, across a range of schools in North Wales and the North West of England until I made it back to my home city, Carlisle. Having taught for over 10 years, I had a career break following the births of my daughters and I'm very excited to get back into the classroom at BSKL.
The Lake District was on our doorstep in the UK so I've always enjoyed fell walking and visiting National Trust properties with my Husband, two daughters and our Jack Russell terrier. I think climbing Mount Fuji in Japan is one of my best feats to date, even if the sunrise we'd been aiming to see only lasted a few minutes! We're all looking forward to getting into the Jungle and finding new family outings in Malaysia. I'm a keen (self-taught) cook and baker and managed to bake my Brother's three tiered wedding cake before we left the U.K. We know the food in KL is amazing and I'm excited to eat authentic Malaysian cuisine. I love being a Rainbow Girl Guides leader. I have benefitted from the work of volunteers when I was a Girl Guide and when I completed my Duke of Edinburgh's awards. "The expert in anything was once a beginner" Helen Hayes. This is one of my favourite quotations: it is attributed to an inspirational lady; it is a reminder to be empathetic towards others. It supports my belief that whilst you need to show dedication to become an expert and put the hours of work in, you also need to be both kind to and have faith in yourself.
Students' happiness within my role is reflected in how Students feel supported and able to share their thoughts. That Students are positive in where they are in their learning journey and confident to not only take on, but also overcome any challenge.