I am in my 14th 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.
I joined Ash Green in March 2015. Prior to this, I have worked in four very different schools and in total I have 12 years teaching experience. In my previous school I was Maths and Key Stage Leader and during my teaching career I have worked in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. I have also held Science and PE leadership roles during my teaching career.
I began teaching after finishing University in Higher Education where I enjoyed three years in the agri-food marketing department at Harper Adams agricultural college. I then moved outside education, working for ten years as a brand manager for Co-operative retail services and for Molson Coors as Grolsch and then Coors Light Brand Manager. Fifteen years ago I successfully changed direction and completed a work based GRTP teaching programme which enabled me to teach in Primary Education. Having children who have been through Primary school recently, this has helped me to understand children of this age well. I am a very dedicated individual who is passionate about ensuring that all children can achieve in a rich and stimulating learning environment.