Mrs Firkins (2KF)
I believe that all children have the ability to achieve their full potential if given the opportunity to do so. For this reason I am proud to say that I have been a member of Ash Green since October 2018. My teaching degree is in Early years and childhood education so I prefer to remain in key stage 1 or Early years for this reason.
Prior to Ash Green I have worked in schools for 12 years as a support role, through nurture, counselling and classroom support. I have worked in various classes from nursery to year 6. Throughout this time I have seen teachers work in many different ways to encourage children to achieve their full potentials.
I am currently the music lead for school and look forward to gaining further experience as a teacher whilst at Ash Green.
Mrs Parsons (2CP)
I am in my 13th year of teaching. I came into teaching after working within the business sector and realising it wasn’t for me. I completed my PGCE at MMU and haven’t looked back since. I have been lucky enough to have taught across the key stages, giving me valuable insight as to where children need to be, teaching in Key Stage One and Two before being given the opportunity to teach within the early years. This was when I discovered my passion lies within the early years, supporting and enabling children to learn and develop and nurturing their curiosity. I have taught within Reception and Nursery and love watching children blossom and grow both educationally and emotionally. The early years are the ground work for the future and it is here that I can honestly say that all staff in the early years have the children ‘s best interest at heart. We work on providing children with the best start, building on their skills, enabling them to explore the world around them promoting their inner inquisitiveness and building a love of learning. We are here as a team to support your child and you.