A bit about me

1994 - 1998 BEd at Birmingham University. 

1998 - 2000 NQT in Trafford

2000 - 2008 Primary Teacher in Stockport

2008 - 2017 Primary Teacher in Derbyshire

2017 - Arts Award Advisor,

           Accredited Freelance 2Simple software               trainer

           Supply teacher

           Computer science specialist

Community Arts

I run craft sessions for local community groups. I provide all the equipment needed and can deliver sessions including crochet, felting, printing and willow work. 

Teacher of computing

I currently teach computing to Year 5 and 6 in a local primary school. I cover all areas of the KS2 computing curriculum, with a particular focus on E-Safety. Recently I ran activities across the whole school, including an assembly for Safer Internet Day. 

Arts Award Discover and Explore Advisor, supported and funded by Trinity College London

As an Arts Advisor, I am able to deliver the Arts Award programme to young people in a variety of settings. I have run this as part of an extra-curricular club which has seen many of the pupils go on to achieving their Arts Award which is an Entry Level 3 Qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

Derbyshire Ready Enterprise facilitator​

Ready Unlimited worked alongside Derbyshire LEA to create the Derbyshire Ready Enterprise curriculum, in which pupils are encouraged to adopt 13 key skills that are seen to equip young people of today with the skills needed in the workplace of tomorrow. Amongst these skills are leadership, teamwork, initiative and effective communication. As an enterprise leader, I look for opportunities where pupils can take the lead, such as organising tea parties, pop-up museums, and writing their own scripts for assemblies and plays. I also led the children in being part of the 'The Fiver Challenge', run by Young Enterprise, in which pupils have 1 month to set up a mini business with start-up funds of £5 to create a product or service they can sell or deliver at a profit and engage with their local community.   

 

Level 3 Forest Schools Leader  

I have qualified as a Forest School leader with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.  I specialise in incorporated the outdoors in the teaching of the core subjects, especially in literacy and numeracy.

Artsmark

I have worked alongside the East Midlands Artsmark Hub, The Mighty Creatives, to create a statement of commitment to the arts. 

Accredited Freelance Educational Software trainer for Purple Mash, 2Simple

I deliver training to teachers, headteachers and TAs using my knowledge of how to use 2Simple software. 

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