The possibility of being involved in the shaping and development of young minds has always been something that excited me, but, as is sometimes the case, the wrong work experience in my teens changed my mind completely! Instead I worked as a commercial energy consultant for many years, but, after supporting my own children's early-learning journey, I was inspired to correct my career path and when my youngest child started school I took the plunge with her and started volunteering at their school. I was lucky to secure a position at All Saints in academic year 2018-19 and haven't looked back: I love coming to school every day and hope to achieve a post-graduate teaching qualification in the coming years.
All Saints is a lovely school and I feel very lucky to be part of the family: it is a very warm and welcoming environment and everyone goes out of their way to help and support each other. I love looking around me and seeing so many happy faces. Until this academic year I was based in upper KS2 and am now in KS1; I have been equally happy working with both age groups as they are both so different but so rewarding. I love how excited the little ones are about everything and enjoy the range of interests the older ones have. I have also enjoyed rising to the challenges presented by each group!
When I'm not in school I enjoy spending time with my family: we love playing together and exploring our village together. Any little bit of time I get to myself, I either spend outside; walking or kayaking, which is my favourite hobby; or inside doing puzzles and brainteasers, making things out of craft materials, or reading. I love reading and have really enjoyed sharing this with KS1 in recent months with my daily Mrs Booth's Storytime session.