Early years, key stage 1, SEN and Autism experience in Skelmesdale, UK.
After teacher training I spent a year on supply working at various schools on short and long term placements in a variety of subjects. During one placement at a pupil referral unit I was offered a full time position and worked here for 1 year with students with behavioural difficulties and special needs. I then moved to Frederick Gough school in scunthorpe again to fill a position as a teacher of ICT I am now in my 9th year of teaching. After 2 years I secured a position as a head of year and have worked with all age groups from 7 to 11 in this time providing pastoral care and coordinating the learning over over 270 students. I Have just completed my NPQSL (National professional qualification for senior leaders) and hope to make the step to assistant head in the very near future. My relationship and rapport with all students is excellent and I am to help them achieve their best, whatever that may be.
I can teach these subjects in English, French and British Sign Language. I am employed as a support/activity worker and sales assistant. I am also a volunteer online tutor with RefuNet and a volunteer Brownie leader. I have a degree in human biology and an HND in French. From September, I will be completing PGCE in Primary Education. My hobbies and interests include creative writing, researching the Titanic and collecting related memorabilia, voluntary and charity work, listening to music and most forms of arts/crafts. I am based in Southport but I am willing to travel up to 1 mile. I have a vast amount of experience with all ages and abilities. Regularly, I babysit 2 boys, one of whom has autism and the other has ADHD.
Online courses and face to face training:
2021: Data protection; level 1, 2 and 3 safeguarding children; customer service skills; communication skills; creative writing skills; autism awareness; integrating care: depression, anxiety and physical illness; PSHE education: helping children navigate a complex world; COVID 19: helping young people manage low mood and depression; testing times in the classroom: challenges of 21st-century education; gender representation in the medial understanding gender inequality; teaching students who have suffered complex trauma; transforming education in challenging environments; emotions and emotional disorders; mental health first aid
2020: Resilience training; first aid; challenging behaviour training; level 1, 2 and 3 food safety and hygiene; food allergen awareness
2019: Level 1 and 2 safeguarding adults; why we post: the anthropology of social media; literature and mental health: reading for wellbeing; dyslexia awareness; caring for people with psychosis and schizophrenia