After concluding my American Studies and English degree at Keele University in 2011, I went on to begin my primary teaching journey by carrying out a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. At Edge Hill University, I had the experience of working in a culturally diverse school and was able to gain an understanding of supporting children with English as an additional language. I also had the chance to teach within a large Special Education school and both of these experiences have given me knowledge and skills that I apply to my daily teaching today. I chose a career in teaching, as I wanted to make a positive impact on children’s learning, increase their desire to learn and enable them to become confident and independent lifelong learners. Throughout my career, I have enjoyed working with colleagues and senior leaders to improve and reflect on best practice. I have taught both KS1 and KS2 at Ash Green Primary Academy since 2015, and have been History subject leader since September 2019. Both staff and children at Ash Green Primary Academy work together to make it such an inspiring and rewarding place to teach and to learn.