Life before Longacre
I spent a few years trying out various jobs and doing quite a bit of travelling before settling on teaching as a career. After my PGCE and three years teaching in London, I was posted with my husband to New Zealand. On our return, I spent quite a few years at home raising my four children – now almost grown up – and started supply teaching at Longacre seven years ago.
Roles at School
I am now into my sixth year as Head of Humanities and Form IV class teacher. I teach Geography and History to Forms IV-VI. Part of my job is to organise trips for each year group – a particular favourite has to be in role play at Henley Fort, cowering in the Anderson shelter as the bombs whizz by overhead. I also love to take Form IV to Lodge Hill adventure centre each February and watch the kids overcome their fears, challenge themselves and bond closely in just two days. I help to run the Green Team – a lunchtime club that meets to monitor the school’s green credentials, feed the birds, check the classrooms and run a Book Swap for the kids
Away from the Classroom
Apart from running around after the kids, I enjoy walking and yoga and play tennis for my local club. I’m also a keen photographer when time allows.