I am a passionate, enthusiastic person with a good sense of humour and a keen thirst for knowledge. I am a compassionate, ethical, caring professional with a developed sense of personal responsibility and I have a positive, cheerful, confident approach to educating and interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds.I am able to communicate effectively on all levels, and pride myself on being well-organised, well-mannered, determined, imaginative and thoughtful.
I have the strong belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to become great, and a dedication to helping people in any way I can. I am also committed to achievement and progress- I believe if something is worth doing, it is worth doing to the very best of my ability!
I am currently Assistant Head of Communications and Literacy Coordinator at an inner city school in Preston that consistently achieves above 90% A*-C grades in English Language and Literature. We achieved the best results in the county in 2017, and are currently the top 15th school in the country. I have been teaching for just over 5 years, and I achieve consistently high results every year. In 2016 I was judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and the school achieved the same judgement of 'Outstanding'.
During my time as a teacher, I have engaged pupils in a variety of topics and approaches, equipping them with the skills and experience they need-not just to pass GCSE exams, but to become eloquent, ambitious, intelligent communicators. I have developed pupil's standards, confidence and ambition, encouraging them to aim higher than they feel they are capable of- and often achieving a higher grade than they thought was possible! I have delivered sessions through drama and role play, group work, coaching, and scaffolding to progress to higher level thinking and skills.I have encouraged pupils to aim high and achieve, despite any limitations they may have, and have helped those pupils achieve the grades they deserve.
As a professional, I also mark GCSE exam papers for the AQA exam board, and attend regular AQA meetings and English Language conferences that develop my understanding and knowledge of the GCSE exam. This allows me to develop pupil's knowledge further, to ensure they adapt the right approach to exam questions.
I believe that one person can change the world, and that everyone deserves the opportunity to be that person. I became a teacher because I wanted to help people and make a difference,and that is still my passion today. I aim to help everyone achieve the very best that they can, and my warm, humorous, positive approach makes my teaching engaging and my lessons memorable. I aim to support what pupils learn in the classroom, and develop the skills they need to improve the most in order to give them the ability to perform at their very best- every pupil is different, and I tailor every approach and every lesson to the individual pupil's needs. Through honest, one to one interaction, pupils can gain confidence in themselves,improve their skills and feel open enough to discuss their progress away from the pressures of a large classroom. I know that with patience, empathy and positivity, I can develop a good working relationship with individuals and make sure they feel confident and keen to learn and progress.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Cumbria||2011||Bachelors||English|
|University of Cumbria||2011||QTS||Teaching|
|Northern Star (In partnership with UOC)||2016||Professional||National Professional Qualification of Middle Leadership|