Sarah Keeler

BSc, PGCE

I’m passionate about teaching English and I’ve been teaching for over seven years in schools in both Bristol and Somerset. My main teaching subject is English but I also teach Media and Film Studies. I love all types of storytelling, so I like to spend my free time reading and visiting theatres and cinemas. I enjoy the escapism; the ability to travel to any time or place in history – if only in my imagination!

I always like to encourage my pupils to read as much as possible and I like to share book recommendations. I run book groups at my school and own far too many of them. I’ll read almost anything but have an interest in gothic literature and Thomas Hardy in particular.

I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Bath but as I loved English so much, I also studied for a conversion degree in English alongside my PGCE. I am also an examiner and mark GCSE papers for both English Language and Literature.

I grew up in Bristol and love city life but I equally like relaxing in the countryside when the UK weather permits! I love animals and always have pets. I also like to travel when I can to experience new cultures and visit historical buildings, especially cathedrals.

Learning should be an enjoyable process and I like to continue my own studies as well. I have studied English Literature at a Cambridge University Summer school. Recently, I have studied creative writing and courses in Egyptology and I hope to study for my Masters degree in the future.

I look forward very much to working with you and sharing my passion for the language and its literature.