Claire Hadfield


After completing a degree in English, I went on to complete a Primary PGCE specialising in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Although I initially began my career teaching in EYFS in the Reception class, I have since had the opportunity to teach throughout the whole Primary spectrum from Nursery all the way up to Year 6 and I have also had extensive experience of working with students with a range of special educational needs and disabilities. I think that having a broad teaching experience is really valuable as I am able to fully understand progression in learning and to recognise next steps.

Most recently I have taught as a 1:1 Tutor, working predominantly with pupils who are being home educated. I have found working with individual pupils to be hugely rewarding and I love having the opportunity to help the students to improve their self-confidence, and to develop motivation and enthusiasm. I firmly believe that these are the main attributes which lead to successful independent learning.

When I am not teaching, I love spending time outdoors walking in the countryside or by the coast. I also enjoy swimming, keep fit and I love to travel when I am able to. I am also an avid reader and like nothing more than curling up with a good book – preferably with my cat on my knee!

I believe that being a teacher is a really privileged position and I feel so fortunate to have been able to have the opportunity to share my love of learning with so many pupils over my teaching career. I am absolutely delighted to be a Tutor at Wolsey Hall and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for learning with many students and their families and to support them on their learning journeys.