Assistant Head for Assessment
On leaving school, I initally pursued a career in medical research in Central London and studied for my degree in Biochemistry on a part-time basis. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in London and only gave it up to raise my family.It is true to say that an avid interest in experimental and investigative science still remains with me.
I became interested in teaching when I was a parent helper in my children's school. I immediately enjoyed the primary school environment and after about 6 months I decided to take the plunge into teaching. On completion of my PGCE I came to Kings Hill School, where,amazingly, I have now been for 12 years!
During these 12 years, my career in teaching has gone from strength to strength. I was science coordinator for 10 years, Key Stage 2 coordinator for approximately 6-7 years and am currently the assistant head teacher for assessment and learning, alongside my role as a class teacher in year 5.
As part of my assitant head role, I manage the school assessment data tracking system, track individual pupil progress, lead the development of Assessment for Learning ( AFL) within all classes and work as part of the leadership team on the strategic development of the school.
Although I am kept very busy, I wouldn't change it for the world!
Assistant Head for Inclusion
I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in teaching and upon leaving school I studied for a degree in English with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) at Kingston University.
During my final teaching practise placement at a three form entry primary and nursery school, I was offered a position and was delighted to start immediately. I taught at Malden Manor in Surrey for a number of years, during which time I co-ordinated maths and then literacy before becoming KS2 co-ordinator and a member of the Senior Management Team.
I moved to Kent in April of 2007 and joined Kings Hill School. I began working in year three and went on to teach year five and year one. I took on the role of SENCO during my second year at Kings Hill, which is a role I really enjoyed.
Since then I have become the Assistant Head for Inclusion which involves me completing referrals for children with SEN, arranging multi-agency meetings, analysing data and monitoring provision for vulnerable children prone to under achiving. This role led me to begin studying for my masters degree in Inclusive Teaching for which I study at Canterbury University on a part time basis.
I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who keeps me very busy in-between my work and my degree, but he is definitely worth it!