Camilla Bell

Class Teacher, Dunannie

BA (hons) Leeds University, PGCE Froebel Institute, Roehampton University 

What makes a good teacher at Dunannie?

Someone who sees themselves as part of a team, both with the adults and the children at Dunannie.

Ability to think on their feet, be flexible, open to new ideas, and  have an enormous amount of fun.

What are you trying to encourage and instil in the children?

To be kind and considerate to others

To take the initiative

To be independent

Not to be afraid to make a mistake

Not to give up

To be a good team player

Apart from your teaching role, what else do you get involved with at the school?

I am the Science Co-ordinator at Dunannie. 

In our Carousel in Year 3 I run a cooking session, teaching children baking and cooking skills.

In your opinion, what makes Dunannie special?

The creative approach to our teaching and learning.

The freedom to allow children to develop at their own pace.

Who or what inspires you?

People who are willing to stand up for things they believe in and are willing to do something about it – Malala springs to mind.

Tell us something not a lot of people know about you.

When I was in my early twenties I lived and worked in Sydney, one of my jobs was making pizzas at Sydney Cricket Ground. I spent many hours watching cricket which is where  my passion for cricket grew.