BA (QTS) Primary, Dance (3-8 range)
What makes a good teacher at Dunannie?
Creativity, flexibility, teamwork and a sense of humour!
What are you trying to encourage and instil in the children?
It is really important to me that the children enjoy coming to school. My classroom needs to be a warm and happy place where the children can grow in confidence. The most important quality I want to encourage is kindness. After that, independence and resilience – recognising that it is ok to make mistakes and that we can learn from these.
Apart from your teaching role, what else do you get involved with at the school?
For the past seven years I have been part of the Three Schools Safeguarding Team. I have hugely appreciated working alongside my Dunhurst and Bedales colleagues and seen many changes and developments in this critical area of school life.
In your opinion, what makes Dunannie special?
Dunannie is special because the children are known and valued for who they are.
Who or what inspires you?
Jo – my class teaching assistant. She has taught at Dunannie for 30 years and continues to bring new ideas and a huge smile to work each day. The support staff are the true heroes of the school.
Tell us something not a lot of people know about you.
My goal is to run 250 Park Runs.