Life before Longacre
Prior to working in education, I had a seven year career working for Network Rail. I was based in London in the IT department, working as a software analyst. Albeit, I chose a very different career than my actual desire, which was to teach and work with children. I finally decided to make a career change and in 2011 I started as a Teaching Assistant here at Longacre, working with the exceptional Caroline Palmer, whom our fantastic Palmer Hall is named after. Due to relocating I then worked in an all girls’ school in Kingston where I had the pleasure of teaching Reception for two years whilst gaining my Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma.
Roles at School
I re-joined Longacre in 2014 where I was offered the role of Kindergarten Teacher. I felt utterly privileged to be back and working in such an energetic and inspiring school. Since maternity I stepped down from teaching full time and my role is now a part-time HLTA. I feel I have the best of both worlds, whereby I get to continue to do what I thoroughly enjoy doing working with children, yet at the same time also spend quality time with my two young sons.
Away from the Classroom
I am fortunate enough to have a fabulously close and large family who I see regularly. Just immediate family around the dinner table is now seventeen, including children…expensive Christmases and lots of birthdays! Family aside, I speak fluent Italian, enjoy yoga, being outside in the fresh air as often as possible and being by the seaside with my family any chance I get, no matter what the weather.