I am a professional maths teacher. I have lived and worked in London for over 30 years. The last 21 have been with my husband in Greenwich, where we have brought up our two children, one of whom has just gained her university degree, while the other is in the sixth form at a local state school. I take an active part in local life, including as a member of the Blackheath Halls Orchestra.
I have 30 years' experience as a maths teacher in mainstream state secondary and primary schools, medical and pupil referral units and as a private tutor. I am used to working with students of different abilities and with different learning requirements.
From 1987 to 1996, I taught maths to GCSE level (years 7 to 11) at Brampton Manor Secondary School, a mixed, multi-cultural comprehensive in East Ham, the last four years as Deputy Head of Mathematics. After a brief career break, I taught for 14 years across Key Stages 3 and 4, working with children aged 11 to 16 with medical needs in the Bexley Medical Referral Unit until they were well enough to return to mainstream education. This often involved working on a one-to-one basis with children in their own homes, as well as with small groups. My most recent state-school experience, from 2016 onwards, has been intervention work at primary level, providing 'booster' maths lessons for Year 6 pupils, either one-to-one or in groups, to help them reach the required standard.
My long experience of teaching children over a wide ability range means I am quick to gauge the needs of individual pupils and the best approach to helping them improve. Indeed, an essential aspect of my role at the Bexley PRU was to identify and address the educational, social and behavioural needs of individual students, preparing tailored work plans accordingly. This put great emphasis on my ability quickly to establish a sound personal, but professional connection with my pupils. Learning should be fun but it also requires full commitment on both sides. Ultimately, I am an enthusiast for maths. I want to pass that enthusiasm on, as I believe this can only help to motivate students to give of their best and reach their potential.
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|Cardiff University||1987||PGCE||Education (Maths and Music)|
|Open University||1998||Other||Diploma in Mathematics|
|Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama||1987||Bachelors||Degree in Music|
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