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Summary

I am a qualified British primary school teacher currently living in Valencia, Spain. I am extremely passionate about teaching and have taught all ages and stages within the primary curriculum. My areas of interest and strengths are teaching reading, writing and science especially within key stage 1. I am extremely interested in alternative approaches to education and see a huge value in creating real world connections, involving communities and families and outdoor learning within schools and classrooms. 

Work History

August 2016Present

Year 1 Teacher

British School of Valencia

Teaching the British curriculum to a key stage one class in Spain. Using knowledge and techniques used and learned in Britain to deliver the curriculum to a mainly Spanish speaking class of children. Planning, assessing, reporting and working collaboratively with colleagues in order to create an enriching and active classroom environment. 

July 2016

Grade 2 Teacher

American School of Valencia - Summer School

Teaching at the American School of Valencia summer school for the month of July. Teaching English to Grade 2 with a total immersion method - speaking English at all times. My role involved planning for all classes, teaching other classes for rotational activities, taking the class on field trips and ensuring pupils are learning English at an appropriate pace and level during the month.

Dec 2015May 2016

Supply Primary Teacher

Glasgow City Council

See below with regards to primary teaching role description and responsibilities. Specifically, supply teaching involves providing temporary teaching cover for primary aged children in a variety of school settings.

Nov 2014Dec 2015

Regional Fundraising Manager (community) - Scotland

Barnardo's

Managing and working with volunteers, individuals, community groups, schools, colleges, universities, local businesses and Barnardo's fundraising helper groups to maximise the voluntary income raised for Barnardo's children's services.

Aug 2014Oct 2014

Supply Primary Teacher

Glasgow City Council

See above

Aug 2013Jul 2014

Primary Teacher

The Moray Council

Planning and preparing courses and lessons. Teaching the pupils assigned to the class, according to their educational needs including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils in school and elsewhere. Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.

Feb 2012Jun 2013

Childcarer

Supermums

Relief and personalised child care work for a range of individual and company establishments across the City of Edinburgh; nurseries, crèches, afterschool clubs, community centres and private clients.

Education

Sep 2009Jun 2013

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Primary Education with Honours (2:1)

University of Edinburgh

Developed my teaching expertise and experience on several long term placements.

Additional Skills and Experience

I am confident with my ICT skills and proficient in Microsoft word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. I can confidently use an interactive whiteboard and a variety of other educational programmes to assist in delivering the curriculum.

Voluntary experience:

  • Working with community arts groups providing for children with additional support needs
  • Working at a Romanian summer camp for underprivileged children
  • Teaching English to 30 children in rural Romania
  • President of a university society which raises funds and awareness for the global sanitation charity; WaterAid

Others describe me as caring, committed, highly organised and flexible. 

References 

Referee 1:

Carole Neil (previous headteacher)

Mount Florida Primary School

1127 Cathcart Road

Glasgow, G42 9HF

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Referee 2:

Samantha Kyriacou (previous line manager)

Head of Regional Fundraising (North)

Barnardo's

7 Lineside Close

Liverpool, Merseyside, L25 2UD

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