I can’t believe I have only been at Oakmeadow since September – I really feel part of the team. We have such wonderful children at Oakmeadow, they are a delight to work with, and they have a really positive attitude to learning.
Becoming a teacher is the best decision I have made, although it is not really a job, it’s a way of life. I remember my primary days so clearly and how my teachers created an atmosphere of support and warmth. I’ve been deeply inspired by my own experience at school and wanted to offer a positive experience back to education. Often you here negative stories about education – I want the children I teach to have positive experiences about their education. I want to help them reach their full potential and to make a real significant difference. I really enjoy watching the change in the pupils over the year, you watch them grow in confidence and self-belief. However, it is always hard to hand them over to the next teacher at the end of the year.
I have always been passionate about maths and initially thought about training to become a secondary maths teacher. However, after spending time in both primary and secondary schools, I immediately knew where my passion was – primary education. I have a real passion to make children succeed in maths and to become good problem solvers. I really want children to see maths as a meaningful subject and to make connections to everyday life.