Paula Roberts

BA (Hons), PGCE, Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching Pupils with SpLD

I’ll tell you a secret…  

I never planned to be a teacher. But, every career test and values assessment I have ever done confirm that my strengths and interests are best suited to life as an educator.  

So, here I am: a curious and sociable teacher with a love of learning; and, I am happy to guide you along your learning journey. 

I grew up in North Wales, where being bilingual in Welsh and English is commonplace. My first language is English but I studied Welsh alongside French and German at school. At the time, music was my first love but I decided to keep singing as a hobby and pursue my love of language-learning at university.  

I chose to study French at Bangor University, where I took up Spanish ab initio. I’d always been intrigued by Hispanic culture – the music, dance, food and siestas – and the language didn’t disappoint. My year spent studying abroad was one of the best of my life and further cemented my love of languages.  

Soon after graduating, I returned to university to train as a secondary school teacher whilst simultaneously working as a fitness instructor!  

I spent the next 20 years working in both education, as a Modern Language teacher, and health & fitness where I continue to enjoy life as a yoga teacher.  

These two careers have worked seamlessly side-by-side and have even crossed over on more than one occasion through teaching yoga in schools.  

Over time, my teaching style has evolved – partly thanks to my yoga practice. Having worked alongside students with dyslexia and other learning needs for many years, my approach is extremely student-centred with an emphasis on developing the whole pupil while stretching and challenging pupils just the right amount.  

I am so happy to be part of the team at Wolsey where the ethos is very much in line with mine. 

Subjects: French, Spanish