I am Dolphin Class teacher and love teaching in EYFS. I am proud to be part of our kind, creative and inspiring school and always aim to help children to believe in themselves and reach for the stars! We are always laughing and smiling in my class and I believe that learning through play is the most positive way to motivate children. In my role as English and Phonics Lead, I lead our team in teaching skills through immersive stories and experiences. We provide opportunities for children to read, write and talk innovatively and creatively whilst always challenging themselves. We support them to take their learning in any direction they choose and be bold and brave in their ideas!
I recently became a ‘Leader of Learning’ in East Sussex and mentor and train local schools in high quality phonic teaching as part of my role in Pashley Phonic Hub. Although teaching teachers is fun I much prefer teaching 5 year olds!
When I am at home in Brighton I love spending time with my friends and visiting museums and events. I do weekly yoga and jewellery making and love vintage shopping at any opportunity…now including upcycled furniture for my new home!
I have been teaching in primary schools since 2009, after completing my training at The University of Brighton. Prior to this, my first year at Roselands, I worked up the road at Stafford Junior school across every year group, but mainly in Y5 and Y4.
I enjoy teaching Year 1 and the team here are incredibly warm, welcoming and supportive. It’s has been nice to meet the brothers and sisters of a few children I’ve already taught at Stafford. When I’m not here, I like to spend time with my wife and daughter at home.
I am teaching in EYFS this year having been a Year 2 teacher for two years and I feel extremely lucky to have worked at both schools within the federation. I joined the Year 2 team in 2017, having previously worked as a Year 3 teacher at Stafford Junior School.
I am an extremely passionate teacher and strive to provide an exciting and engaging learning environment for all of the children I teach. I aim to ensure that all children feel happy at school and develop into independent learners who are curious and inquisitive about the world around them. I am grateful to have had previous experience in Year 3 as this has provided me with the opportunity to understand the skills that are required, and the types of learning challenges that the children will face.
Throughout my life, I have been extremely passionate about dancing and horse riding. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my mum by attending weekly Zumba classes and pilates!
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In East Sussex the vision for children and young people with special needs and/or disabilities is the same as for all children and young people – that they:
- achieve well in their early years, at school and in college;
- are well cared for, have their health needs met, lead happy and fulfilled lives;
- have choice and control over the key decisions that affect them.
East Sussex are working with families to develop their strategies and plans.
Here is the link to the Local Authority’s Local Offer for SEND.