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I am a qualified primary school teacher, havingI studied Psychology at degree level and then went on to train to teach primary school children. A love of learning is something I have always had myself and I am constantly looking for the next challenge. I believe that all pupils can achieve beyond their own and others expectations of them with the correct level of support and challenge. I work well alongside other agencies & parents and feel that building that relationship is crucial as home learning plays a huge role in learning outcomes overall.
I have been teaching for 9 years, in which time I have completed maths specialist teacher training. Working with SEN children has been very rewarding throughout my career. I have worked across both key stages from years 1-6. I have taught in a variety of schools including, primary, infant, junior and private prepreparatory schools. During my time working in KS1 I excelled at teaching pupils the basics of reading and writing and got even the most reluctant writers to be confident in creating their own narratives in a short amount of time. Readying pupils for the Year 1 phonics test is an area in which I have had excellent results, enabling pupils to quickly recognise the graphemes whilst making the learning enjoyable and memorable. I like to celebrate pupils achievements and help to boost their confidence and improve self-esteem.
Making learning fun and linked to real life is my passion. I use a range of resources to ensure pupils can really see and understand different concepts. I like to break the time up into lots of shorter activities tackling many areas in one session to help keep focus and interest in what the pupil is learning. Ongoing assessment of your child's gaps in learning enables me to target teaching and learning opportunities to suit the individual pupil, and ensure rapid progress is made and sustained.
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- Northampton university (2013) - Maths Specialist Teacher (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Bedford university (2008) - General primary teaching (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- DeMontfort university Leicester (2007) - BSc Psychology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)