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Jen Etherton

BA, PGCE, QTS

Subject: English, Maths, Science

After achieving a degree in BA Combined Arts (Psychology and Sociology) at the University of Leicester in 2006, I completed my PGCE at the University of Northampton and accomplished a life long ambition, gaining QTS in 2007. Teaching has been a dream of mine ever since I used to line up my toys and take the register! Having always wanted to be a Primary school teacher, my passion and enthusiasm for the role has continued and is something I’m excited to bring to Wolsey Hall.

Throughout my career, I have taught from Years 2 – 6, which has given me a great feeling for the whole Primary learning journey. I have a particular interest in Maths and Science. Experiencing those ‘light bulb’ moments of clarity in Maths, as well as the awe and wonder of scientific discovery were the memories that I cherish the most about my own learning. Seeing similar reactions in the children I teach brings me such joy!

I have taught in two Primary schools in Buckinghamshire, been a Subject Leader for Science, and have run After School Science clubs in order to extend children’s knowledge and curiosity for the subject. Teaching Maths is a strength and I’ve always enjoyed helping children learn and apply different problem-solving techniques.

Writing stories and humorous poems has always been a passion, along with a great love of baking, cooking, and making things for family and friends. The rest of my out-of-school time is dedicated to entertaining and being with my two children.

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