After working for many years at a Further Education college in a support role, I was inspired to get into teaching, so I went back to university and trained, as a mature student, to be a primary school teacher. It wasn't easy, as my two children were very young at the time, but I persevered and haven't looked back since! I absolutely love teaching, and am particularly keen to teach in Key Stage One as I am passionate about being part of a child's education from the very start, instilling a love of learning and curiosity of the world around them. When I was young, I loved my time at primary school, and I want the children I teach to leave my class feeling the same.
I joined All Saints in 2019, coming from Ullesthorpe (another school in the Trust) and think it is a fabulous school to work for. I work with a fantastically supportive team who are all dedicated to the children. I am lucky enough to job share with Mrs Wagg, who is an amazing teacher. Currently, I am working on a special project to review our phonics teaching and see if we can implement some small changes that will improve attainment and progress for the children but keep them excited about reading and phonics. It is an area of special interest for me and I'm thrilled to be able to get stuck into it!
At home, I live with a large, happy, lively family. As well as my two boys, I live with two step-children so our house is always full of (noisy) children! I love to be active, and enjoy going to the gym and cycling. My husband and I often spend Sundays going for a long bike ride through the countryside. I also spend a lot of time gardening and working on diy projects. I'm not particularly handy but I'm always keen to have a go!