Having worked with children for nearly a decade, I am a qualified primary school teacher with over five years of teaching experience in a mainstream classroom and over a year working with key marginal children to ensure their progress in an small group setting. Prior to that, I have further experience as a teaching assistant in primary and secondary school settings, as a playgroup assistant and as a Sea Cadet Civilian Instructor working alongside eleven to eighteen year olds.
I have worked with children and young people constantly and have a degree in Early Childhood Studies with Practitioner Options from University Campus Suffolk, now known as University of Suffolk, which involved teaching/workplace experience prior to graduating as a teacher through the Suffolk and Norfolk Initial Teacher Training.
I love to empower my students by engaging them in their learning and tailoring it to their needs as well as their personalities. What works for one child, may not work for another and I understand that to enable them to achieve, they need to trust me to support them on their learning journeys. I fully use praise and positive motivation to encourage, but also have high behaviour expectations to ensure focus and attainment.