Old Bedalian 2008

Have you undertaken any kind of further study since leaving Bedales and have you gained any further qualifications?

I went to Keele University from 2008-2011 and gained a dual honours degree in Educational Studies and English Literature. I then went to work as a TA in a primary school in Neasden. I got onto a Graduate Teacher Programme course and was paid to train as a teacher, working 4 days a week in school and 1 day at university. I qualified in 2013 and am now a primary school teacher in Barnet. This year I have become maths co-ordinator for the school. 

What kind of work are you currently involved in and how and why did you come to be doing it?

I'm a year 3 primary school teacher, maths coordinator, trained in Singapore Maths and part of the middle management for a primary school in Barnet. 

Did attending Bedales help you in getting to where you are now and how satisfied are you with    what you are doing?

I think having been taught and surrounded by such inspiring teachers has really shown me the type of teacher I want to be. It was a time I grew in confidence and was finally happy about my education. I felt the whole school environment made me see that I could hopefully inspire confidence too. 

Have you been involved in any other interesting activities or occupations since leaving school?

I was in a drama society at university and am involved in a local food bank. 

(August 2016)