I have been employed within Education since qualifying as an NNEB practitioner in 1991, during this time I have seen many changes of curriculum and have achieved many personal goals.
My heart lies within early education and I am consistently focused on providing the best workforce possible who will strive to enable all children to reach their true potential.
I achieved my Foundation Degree in Early years and education in 2009, BA Hons in 2010 and PGCE in 2011.
I have worked within all Key stages in Primary over my 19 years of employment within primary education in a variety of roles and am proud to say that I was one of the first managers of after school care in the North West.
Since leaving primary education in 2011 I have been employed by Blackpool and Fylde College, teaching predominantly Level 3 learners who wish to gain employment in the early education sector.
I have taught all ages and successfully led the teaching support qualifications within the department for a number of years.
• early education
• childhood literacy and numeracy
• policies and procedures
• preparation for school
• working in partnership
Courses I Teach
Qualifications and Accolades
BA Hons Childhood Studies(2010)
Foundation Degree Student of the Year (2010)
Hanen Approach communication Award (2001)
1991-2010 St John Vianney Primary School
Roles included – Early Years Practitioner, Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Librarian, PPA cover supervisor, After school care manager
19 years continual service involved within the development of the schools primary curriculum and the introduction of the EYFS and initiatives such as phonics and letters and sounds.
I was also on the committee of the church pre school and a member of the schools PTFA gaining knowledge of funding and staffing.
I continue to attend cluster meetings to keep myself up to date with education initiatives and changes to the curriculum. I have close links to a primary and high school in the local community and am welcome on inset days to update my knowledge.
I have recently attended online zoom events to update my safeguarding knowledge and attended a local healthcare conference in Feburary to update my knowledge on childrens mental health.
B&FC provides numerous opportunities to improve your knowledge through both CPD sessions and allowing for opportunities to go into local practice.
Staff within the department are supportive and safety is paramount.
Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.