Further Education qualification(s)

BA(Education) with QTS (Goldsmiths College - London University)

MA in Art and Design in Education Institute of Education - London University

What qualities do you need to work at Dallington?

A child centred approach to education. Creativity, flexibility a sense of humour!

What is unique about Dallington?

The children’s individuality is celebrated. The children are encouraged to develop independence and confidence in every way.

How many years have you been working with children and how many of those have been at Dallington?

20 - all at Dallington!

What do you hope to imbue in the children?

A love for learning, enthusiasm and a sense of awe and wonder. To question the world around them.

What do you like to teach most?

Everything really.

What are your interests and how do they impact on your time with the children?

I have an interest in art and creativity which I try and bring into the classroom. Hopefully this encourages the children to think creatively in all areas of the curriculum.

Who or what inspires you?

People I have worked with over the years. I have learned a lot from their experience and different teaching styles.

What is the hardest thing you have ever done?

Various exams over the years!

Tell us a funny children’s anecdote...

I was walking through Islington with my now husband and was holding his hand. A child from my class saw me and said hello. The next day at school I said to the child, “I saw you yesterday didn’t I?” and the child replied, “Yeah you were with your dad!!” You were holding his hand!!”

If you had a wish, what would it be?

To travel more.

What was your experience at your school?

Very happy primary school memories, wonderful teachers, making mud pies, running and playing in dells and donkey rides at the summer fair! Awful comprehensive secondary school!

What do you wish you had known at school that you know now?

That in the staffroom the teachers do drink tea and coffee!

What makes you happy/sad?

Spending time with family/not spending time with family.

Tell us something you have learned from a child...

Much better jokes than the one I have written!

Tell us a secret…

Can’t think of any...

Tell us a joke!

Knock knock
Who’s there
Boo hoo
No need to cry!
(Not very good at jokes)

If you could learn anything, what would it be?

To play a musical instrument.

If you weren’t in the job you are now, what would you like to do or be?

An artist...