As a child I did not enjoy school and left school, as soon as I could and I trained to be a chef. I worked my way up to catering manager, attending many courses, on how to manage people. I enjoyed managing people making them feel worthwhile and proud of their work.
I gave up work thirty years ago to raise my family, I adored being a mum and once my children started school, I started helping out in their classes and was offered a job as a teaching assistant. I worked with a child who had severe learning difficulties and found this to be very rewarding, I loved watching them make progress. One day I was teaching a group of children and was observed by an Ofsted Inspector who asked me, “when was I going to become a teacher.” I was inspired and when my own children were grown up, I went to university and got my degree. I love teaching and I want every child to achieve their best, have a love of learning and be the best person they can be!
I wouldn’t like any child to have a school life like mine, I was bullied at school and this has had a lifelong effect on me. It has fuelled my desire to work with children who have additional needs but most importantly to do anything in my power to make sure children have a happy time at school.