I am passionate about education and improving outcomes for children and young people. Teaching is a true vocation for me. I have loved my 20 years in the profession. I am a highly experienced outstanding school leader and teacher. I am motivated by the inspiring pupils I work with and seeing them make progress academically as well as socially and emotionally. I love working alongside colleagues who share my passion to make a real difference to the lives of the children we have the privilege to work with every day.
I completed a 4-year BEd with a specialism in Advanced Study of Early Years. I have taught in both mainstream and special settings in all Key Stages (Early Years, Key stage 1 and Key Stage 2). I have successfully led a number of curriculum subjects including, English, ICT, Science, MFL, PE and RE. I have held several senior leadership roles including Assistant and Deputy Headteacher. My most recent substantive post was Headteacher of a primary special school in Lancashire. I was designated as a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) in the areas of SEND, Behaviour and Phonics. I have completed additional qualifications Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) and I have successfully achieved NPQH.
I have had a diverse teaching career which I am extremely proud of and therefore have developed a range of specialisms. My specialisms include:
It must be the wonderful pupils! Being a part of the children’s lives and seeing they grow in all aspects gives me an overwhelming sense of pride. Additionally, no two days are the same in schools which I find exhilarating! Finally, education and pedagogy are continually evolving and developing and we as teaching professionals continue to learn year on year if not day to day!
I love spending time with my young family, especially outdoors! I enjoy eating out, visiting friends and going to the theatre.