Miss Worthington (6AW)
My current role at Ash Green, is Assistant Head Teacher. My role is rather unique in that I am still very much on the front line in the classroom and actively teaching my wonderful Year 6 children each day. I feel extremely privileged that, I am able to model two lifelong ambitions of mine that provide me with my own moral purpose: teaching and leadership.
I initially joined Ash Green as English Lead in September 2016. Since then, I have worked relentlessly to drive school improvement both inside and outside of the classroom, predominantly in Year 6. I have had the pleasure of working alongside a number of year 6 cohorts and take great pride in many of the achievements, that as a team, our children have been able to celebrate. A highlight of my time in Year 6, was 98% of our Year 6 cohort in 2018, achieving the expected standard in Reading.
I have an unwavering belief that every child, no matter what their journey, given the right support and opportunity, is capable of making accelerated progress and achieving their best ‘me’. Teaching and inspiring young minds is at the forefront of everything I do, and I feel so lucky that every day I am in a position to directly and indirectly impact on our pupils both inside and outside of the classroom.
Prior to taking on the role of Assistant Head Teacher in September, 2018, I have worked in a range of different school contexts, including a large international British school in Doha, Qatar. Since then, I have worked as a system leader and delivered training for local teaching schools to impact children and teachers from a range of different contexts, particularly in reading. Another lifelong passion of mine is English Language and Literature – I am an avid reader and I strive every day to positively impact on children’s perceptions of reading. I am a strong advocate that “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary” (Jim Rohn). For me, Reading is the backbone of society, those who read, are the people capable of making our world a better place.
I am also a strong advocate for continuing professional development, as I have seen the impact this has had first hand on my own career path. Last year I was awarded the NPQML for middle leadership and this year, I continue to this development by now studying for the NPQSL award in Senior Leadership.
Miss Moss (6DM)
I've been at Ash Green for quite a while - getting on for forty years, in fact! Prior to this, I worked as a supply teacher for twelve months and it was in this capacity that I came to Ash Green back in 1979. I soon became a permanent member of the Ash Green family and started teaching in Reception as that was where the need was at the time: I'm actually middle school trained. I have now worked in every year from Reception to Year 6 and have, over the years, taught well over a thousand of Trentham's children. It is a source of joy (and not a little pride) to me that I'm now teaching the children of many of my previous pupils. At present, I am one of the Year 6 teachers and also Key Stage 2 leader. For me, as for all of the staff at Ash Green, the children are the centre of everything and I am passionate about providing them with both the very best education they can have and the life skills they need to become happy and fulfilled citizens able to contribute to society.