I have always enjoyed working with children. After my Natural Sciences degree at the University of Cambridge, I worked as a youth and children’s worker and then trained for my PGCE at Keele University. I have been at Ash Green since November 2014. I have taught Year 5 and 6. I love teaching Science and I am the Science leader at Ash Green. I was recently awarded the status of a Chartered Science Teacher. So far during my time at Ash Green, I have been involved in a variety of fun activities, such as reliving war-time air raids and evacuation, performing Shakespeare at the New Vic, holding Anglo-Saxon trials, doing an archaeological dig, going on residential trips and running a Dragons’ Den project. I am passionate about giving children great learning experiences; I think that is the best part of my job.
I have always worked with children and prior to becoming a teacher, I worked with babies from 6 months old, in a physical play program called Tumble Tots, for nearly 10 years. I then worked with children within the care system, working with adolescents who suffered from Attachment disorder, Fetal Alcohol syndrome and a variety of other cognitive and behavioural disorders. After 4 years I re-enrolled at Keele University to complete my PGCE, which I finished back in 2014. I then completed my NQT year at a number of placements before starting at Ash Green Primary in 2016, where I completely fell in love with the wonderful children and families of Trentham and they have been unable to get rid of me ever since! When the opportunity arose, to become Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, I jumped at the chance to use my wider experience and expertise to support more families and children during what can be a very difficult and challenging time in their lives. I completed the NASENDCo Postgraduate Award in 2020 and have continued to enjoy my dual role in school, working with the best staff team to develop a curriculum and ethos which is inclusive and tolerant whilst being passionate about providing the best opportunities for all of our pupils.