Life before Longacre
I can hardly remember life before Longacre as I started here in 2004 and can’t seem to keep away! I grew up in Northern Ireland where I completed a degree in Applied Languages. I moved to England for teacher training and a PGCE and decided to stay.
Roles at School
Throughout the years, my roles at the school have varied greatly and I have enjoyed the flexibility and challenge. I began as a Form III teacher, then progressed into teaching core subjects and humanities across the upper year groups. When the French teacher role became available, I jumped at the chance to use my language training and taught French from Reception to Form VI, with a little Spanish thrown in at times too! As the French department grew, I was happy to take on further subjects including ICT, reasoning, science and maths. All of this subject knowledge proved to be very useful when I became Director of Studies in 2011, leading and monitoring all academic aspects of the school. I then also became a Form I teacher to develop my skills with the younger children. I took a career break after getting married and having children but now I’m absolutely delighted to be back teaching maths in the prep school!
Away from the Classroom
Family is very important to me and I enjoy days out and quality time with my two little boys. We are very fortunate to live where there are so many fantastic places to go! In my spare time, I am trying to develop my cooking and baking skills. Icing cakes to suit my children’s birthday requests can be quite a challenge! I also enjoy reading, theatre (I love a good Andrew Lloyd Webber musical!), photography, travelling, education and self-development.