I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is currently enjoying the flexibility of working as a supply teacher across many primary schools in London and Essex. Previously I have tutored three children who have now gone on to study at secondary level with a good, solid understanding of the three core subjects at SATs level- including Maths, English and Science.
Completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education at the University of East London has equipped me with necessary skills and experience for my NQT year. Given that my specialism is in Early Years, I have planned creative activities to capture pupil’s interests and set up continuous provisions to encourage and build children’s learning experiences in nursery, reception and KS1. Specifically- Expressive Arts and Design and Literacy are two of my favourite areas of teaching, as there are endless role-play, hot seating and freeze frame activities that provide opportunities to apply a range of teaching strategies to build ones imagination and creativity.
One of my key strengths is the ability to reinforce and extend vocabulary through repetition and dialogue. In my last placement I was teaching phonics to a reception class, further providing opportunities for children to identify initial sounds, segment and blend letters to read words, practice handwriting and develop communication and language skills through paired talk and other independent and group speaking and listening activities. I have good knowledge of the early learning goals, development matters and EYFS statutory framework. Having undertaken a pupil progress placement in KS1 enabled me to implement the national curriculum links to teach focus groups in Maths and English, also I taught foundation subjects such as RE and Science.
I possess excellent interpersonal skills and genuinely enjoy working within the education and training sector, previously I have undertaken roles such as employability trainer, mentor, teaching assistant and TEFL teacher. Providing an enabling environment and forming positive relationships with children, parents, teaching assistants and other colleagues alike, is the key to ensure consistency in order to motive pupils and consolidate their learning experiences and interests.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of East London||2013||PGCE||Primary|
|Queen Mary University of London||2011||Bachelors||Business and Management|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||1|