Working with children is the most rewarding job. During the ten plus years of teaching and leading in disadvantaged schools in London, I have loved seeing children grow into inquisitive, bright young learners. Seeing their eyes widen when they have those precious 'lightbulb moments' makes you want to work even harder to help them achieve their absolute best.
Once I gained my teaching qualification through Teach First, I completed a Master’s in Leadership and worked in two different Outstanding primary schools in Hackney. During this time, as well as being a KS2 Class Teacher, I co-ordinated parts of the curriculum, led both Key Stages and acted as Assistant Head. I developed a passion for training teachers as a School Mentor and when working as an Associate Tutor for Teach First graduates.
I have a passion for teaching KS2 and specialise in SATS preparation in Year 6. Supporting colleagues both inside and outside school, I have been a KS2 Writing Moderator for The Hackney Learning Trust. I collate tangible examples of best practice and use these to support Writing, Reading, Spelling and Grammar courses for TT Education.
I loved my own school experience and still remember the teachers who instilled in me a love of learning. I endeavour to always do the same in my own classrooms. I have been fortunate to teach in a range of diverse settings, including a school in Special Measures, and enjoy seeing groups of learners, teachers and management teams grow together to improve outcomes and prospects for children. Sharing best practice and creative ideas amongst staff is inspiring and adapting curriculums to suit individual schools creates incredibly rich learning environments for young, inquisitive minds.
I enjoy fresh air, long walks, daily yoga, strength training and family time with my husband and our newest little recruit (our baby boy).