A BIT ABOUT ME...

Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” ~ Scott Hayden

I started teaching in 2006 after originally pursuing a degree in Counselling Studies at York St John. After leaving University I started working in schools and developed a passion for working with children.  This interest and my success within the classroom gave me the desire to venture into primary school teaching.


I am always engaged in continuous learning in order to broaden my knowledge and experience. I continued my studies at Masters level in Education to enhance my own learning, deepen my knowledge and develop my teaching skills. This was a particular highlight in my professional development, exploring both theory and history in education beyond the realms of classroom teaching and learning.


Giving young children the best possible education in life inspires me.  I have always enjoyed delivering enriching, engaging and exciting lessons that promote learning, imagination, independence and development. My background in Counselling has enabled me to marry a nurturing and supportive ethos to my teaching approach. I believe that communication, listening and understanding lay the foundations to build confident and resilient learners, who can challenge themselves and overcome barriers


I am professional in my approach and committed to promoting the education and well-being of children. Creating a trusting and safe space is paramount to allow optimum learning to evolve. Good practise is something I am fully committed to, with the ability to establish a supportive relationship with not only pupils but also their parents.

 

ARRIVING AT THE PROGRESS PLACE

Over the past few years I have moved away from the classroom to concentrate on being a full time Mummy to my three young children.  Most recently I have taken my passion for teaching and learning and devised a service where I can combine both my knowledge of teaching and experience of parenting.


I do believe that becoming a parent has modified my teaching approach, I now see another layer to little learners and have a deeper level of understanding to their processing and experiences to learning. This is what I consider to be a particular strength that my tuition can offer. The demands and expectations from school can be daunting at times. My aim is to provide the time and support to condition learners to strive to meet these expectations to the best of their ability.


Boosting confidence and achievement in self esteem and learning for both children and parents is at the heart of my practice with bespoke planning and innovative sessions.  The vision of The Progess Place is to promote resilient learners that can blossom in a safe learning setting whilst exploring challenges at a comfortable pace, with the confidence to make mistakes, have fun and achieve!

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

DBS certified - 2020
Introduction to Sensory Integration Difficulties for Parents and Carers - 2020
Introduction to Sensory Integration Difficulties - 2020
Middle Manger in Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling - 2014
National Curriculum Marker for Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling - 2013
Masters in Education - 2012
SAPERE philosophy for children – 2008
Mantle of the Expert - 2007
Qualified Teacher Status - 2006
BA Hons Counselling Studies – 2004

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