As an experienced teaching professional, I believe that demonstrating energetic, approachable and creative teaching in a supportive and nurturing environment brings out the very best of children. For me, this approach has continued to enable my pupils to have a growth mind-set and try a variety of techniques and tools to help make conscious learning choices that they can transfer across disciplines. It also gives demonstrable results. As class teacher and Faculty Leader I have raised achievements in English, Maths and Art and have embedded and sustained best practice in my roles. I offera substantial bank of skills, knowledge and personal attributes, together with extensive experience of working with children that haveEAL and SEN. I am an ambitious teacher providing differentiated innovative activities and enjoyment in a varied learning environment, to ensure each pupil achieves their full potential and their young minds are inspired during their learning journey.Whilst the teaching environment is undoubtedly one that teaches educators as much as it does pupils, I am motivated and willing to ensure I continually learn new skills to support the school in every possible way.
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Present – UCL Institute of Education, PHD in Education
Sept 2014 – Nov 2016, UCL Institute of Education, MA Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
Sept 2011 – June 2014, University of Cumbria, BA(Hons) Early Years and Primary Education (with QTS) 2:1
Sept 2009- June 2011, Barnet College, CACHE Child Care and Education Level 3
Sept 2005 – June 2009, Park High School, 11 GCSEs A-C Incl. English, Maths and Sciences
2014 - Makaton certified
2015 - Reading Recovery certified
2015 - Maths Mastery certified
Jan 2016 – Present. Year 1 Class Teacher, Art Faculty Leader, Middle Leader Whitefriars School London
Planning and teaching according to the national curriculum. 30 children in the class majority are bilingual, have English as an additional language and 20% have special educational needs (Autism, Global Development, ADHD, Speech and Language).
Establishing a stimulating learning environment through innovative teaching methods.
Working with Maths Leader on new initiatives to develop progression e.g. Singapore Bar Model.
As Art Faculty Leader, developing experiences and enriching opportunities for all children and creating links with sponsors. Designing and delivering workshops to support teachers to plan creative and engaging cross-curricular lessons.
Currently pursuing and leading the Arts Mark and Art Award for the school.
Supporting and mentoring trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers, in particular with guided reading and English.
Providing well received family learning sessions on how to support their children with English and reading.
Creating individual learning plans, individual provisional mapping for SEND children, working with the inclusion leader to provide inclusive learning opportunities for all children.
Jan 2015 – Present. Teacher, Middle Leader of Primary Learning, (weekends from Jan 2016) Regent Group
Private independent school, with large international student population, open 7 days a week with a tuition centre
Teaching Key Stage 1 and 2 students, raising achievement within English and Maths according to the new national curriculum and for SATs
Supporting nursery staff with EYFS goals and assessments.
Setting up learning programs on technology (iPad, tablet and PC) for interactive learning
Supporting teachers to ensure teaching, learning and assessment is effective and tailored to children’s needs following the curriculum.
Providing academic leadership - conducting staff observations, evaluations and facilitate teacher training sessions.
Liaising with parents to ensure their child is making progress and setting next steps targets to support their child’s learning.
Developing school curriculum, teaching practices and assessments, and revising policies’
Tutoring 4+, 7+, 8+ and 11+ syllabus for independent and grammar schools in London, including SATs preparation.
Aug 2014 – Aug 2015. Year 1 Class Teacher – Avanti House School (NQT Year)
Planning and teaching according to the national curriculum including aspects of the international primary curriculum, majority bilingual and had English as an additional language or special educational needs – 100% phonics pass rate, 95% achieving above national average in English, Maths and Reading. Creating individual learning plans and behaviour learning plans.
Using accredited Makaton to support children with special educational needs
Being a community engagement leader and organising events within the community
Oct 2011 – May 2016. Holiday Camp Senior Leader – Aspire Leisure Centre
Senior Leader of the children’s holiday camp, working with SEND children in particular with autism, global developmental, hearing impaired, ADHD and children with spinal cord injuries.
I delivered and provided inclusive activities for all children to participate.
Worked with schools in Europe to plan policies in areas such as teaching practices and assessments in 2016
Key Stage 2 SATs examiner in2016
Delivered comprehensive research in London based schools on raising achievement in English and Maths (2015)
Undertook Ofsted inspector shadowing scheme in London and Surrey schools (2014)
Held teacher trainee placements in independent and state schools in London (2011–2014) .
Extensive experience as Teaching Assistant in London schools (2009–2011)
Broad teaching and educational support experience (up-to-date learning schemes)