Following a degree in Ecology, I spent two years living in Australia and New Zealand working in Conservation and Environmental Education. This sparked my enthusiasm for teaching and working with children. On my return to the UK I completed my PGCE and have worked as a Primary School teacher since 2006.
I really enjoy building lasting relationships with my students, often learning from them as much as they learn from me. This shared enthusiasm for learning allows me to develop students’ thinking. I love seeing when that learning clicks and that knowledge and understanding is embedded. Watching my own son learn, develop and grow has made me reflect even more on my own practice and what I give to the children I work with.
Helping to develop their natural curiosity about the world around them and making connections in their learning. I still work part-time in the classroom which gives me the time to develop my passion for outdoor learning as a Forest School leader as well as volunteering for a local charity helping set up Secondary School allotments providing children with an opportunity to grow their own food and promoting sustainable living.
In my free time I enjoy exploring the world by foot, bike or kayak but also love reading by the fire at the end of the day.
I look forward to meeting my new students and helping them with their own learning journeys.