I have always believed that knowledge and learning are amazing gifts. I have also always enjoyed being creative. Becoming a teacher has given me the opportunity engage with all of these, and I thoroughly enjoy what I do. Since qualifying with QTS in 2006, I have taught in schools in Birmingham and Solihull from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2. I enjoy working with younger children, as I believe that those early stages of education are vitally important. Children should be guided to learn in their own way, to express themselves fully, and to develop as individuals.
During my teaching career I have taken on different responsibilities including nursery manager, special educational needs support teacher and art leader. I currently divide my time between teaching in a Primary School and working as a Tutor with Wolsey Hall Oxford.
When not working, I have many interests. I have two energetic dogs with whom I enjoy discovering new walks. I am a keen gardener and grow many different vegetables each year, covering my entire garden and most windowsills in my house! I also love to cook and make meals with my own produce. I am a keen painter and I make and paint peg dolls and sew puppets, which I have used in my teaching throughout my career to help young children connect with their learning. I have also always loved languages. I am qualified to Level 2 in British Sign Language and I am currently learning German.
I enjoy helping children to find the path to achieving their goals and the challenge of engaging children with learning. The most rewarding part of being and educator is to see the joy on a child’s face when they understand a concept or achieve their next step. I look forward to helping your child in this way.