I am a married mother of three grown up children living in Torquay. I have been running a small B&B with my husband since our move to Devon from Kent two years ago. I have worked in education for 19 years, the last 13 as a qualified teacher.
I worked in a mainstream primary school throughout my degree course and studied through the Graduate Training Programme with a Year 5 class. I have taught all ages of children from Nursery to Year 6, finally leaving the classroom to take on the lead role of Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in a mainstream school with 450 children and a significant SEN percentage. I was responsible for identifying student difficulties and for developing strategies for raising standards among low attaining and SEN students. I trained teaching assistants to deliver 1:1 interventions and regularly supported children on a 1:1 basis myself. In addition, I was also the lead for our more able students and was fortunate to teach some extremely gifted and talented young people.
My approach would stem from the saying "If a child isn't learning the way you teach, can you teach the way they learn?"
I am a firm believer in mutual respect between teacher and pupil, setting clear targets which are agreed and understood by the student, selecting activities that develop learning in a style that is suitable for the student, rewarding success and improving confidence in a subject and raising self esteem.
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|Canterbury Christ Church University||2006||Bachelors||BA (Hons) Childhood Education 2:1|
|Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury Road School||2006||QTS||Graduate Teacher Programme leading to QTS 0600329|
|Canterbury Christ Church University Eastchurch School||2008||Other||Induction 0600329|
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