Following my degree in psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University, for several years I worked on a therapy team at a special school. I feel very privileged to have worked with children who have such a wide variety of needs and as part of a multi-disciplinary team of talented professionals.
Having always enjoyed working with young children, I eventually decided that the time was right to train as a teacher. Once again, I returned to Canterbury Christ Church University, this time completing the Graduate Teacher Programme. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend most of my training year at Kings Hill School, and was subsequently offered a position here as a class teacher in Key Stage 2. I am thoroughly enjoying teaching here with such supportive staff and polite, well-mannered children!
In my own time, I enjoy being outside as much as possible whether it is going for a long walk, playing tennis or skiing.
--I have been involved with Kings Hill School since the beginning and started working as a Teaching Assistant in 2003. I have worked both in KS1 and KS2 and am currently working in Year 6.I have attended numerous courses over the years including: ASD Awareness, Child Legislation, Child Protection, Child Behaviour, Dyslexia and Drugs Awareness.
I have always loved working with children and becoming a teaching assistant felt like a natural progression after childminding.
I have previously worked at Discovery School in reception and Year 1 and for a short period was a Family Liaison Officer in Snodland. During this time I realised that I missed working with children and made the decision to become a teacher and so have begun the path to teacher training at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Before having my family, my background was leisure and I regularly taught short tennis, swimming, health related fitness and gymnastics to children. I also took the occasional aerobics and gym sessions for adults.
Outside of work I love reading, the theatre and having time to myself!
I always wanted to follow a path in teaching. However I always thought it would be in Secondary P.E..
But after a very long gap year that ended with a season working for PGL, I decided I was more suited to primary teaching.
I completed a BA (hons) Primary Teaching degree at Canterbury Christchurch University, specialising in P.E. and History.
I spent a year working in South Kensington teaching children of some of the rich and famous. I then moved to Kings Hill and have been here for over 10 years. I have been lucky to see the school grow in size and in character, moving forwards each year.
I am presently working in the Upper Phases which I find great fun and filled with challenge. I also now leading Art teaching across the school.
I work part time Monday-Wednesday. This allows me to complete my other role as a full time mother to 2 lively little girls. As a family we have recently taken up sailing and have many adventures in our boat when the weather is warm. We dream of taking a year or more to sail around the world when the children are a little older and can help out.
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email@example.com--I have worked at Kings Hill School since 2006.During this time, I have worked in both Year 2 and Year 6. I love my job, and get a great deal of satisfaction from teaching the children. I am a qualified Teaching Assistant, and have also attended numerous courses, including areas such as autism, behaviour, special needs and inclusion.At lunchtimes, I oversee the lunch time team. I enjoy implementing new activities and clubs, such as ‘worm charming’ and ‘The Chill-Out Club’. Prior to working at schools, I was a manager with Marks & Spencer for 15 years, responsible for work experience children, and liasing with secondary schools (amongst other things!)I have also worked in a creche and nursery school, and so have had experience with children aged from 3 months, right up to 16 years old.I am keen to develop my passion for working with children, and will soon start the process of Teacher Training.