Sarah’s interest in education started at a very early age and as a result she gained a teaching degree and Qualified Teacher Status from St. Martin’s College (University of Cumbria).
After 15 years of teaching in a primary school, managing classroom assistants and providing the best possible start in education for the children in her care, she made the move to B&FC. She felt that she could have a greater impact on children in education by sharing the wealth of experience and expertise she had garnered over the last decade and a half.
Rather than having an impact on 30 children on a daily basis, she can now impact on several times that amount by working with the adults who support children’s learning on a daily basis.
• managing behaviour
• developing PE
• teaching in a primary school setting
• maths interventions
Qualifications and Accolades
• BA (Hons) QTS in Primary Education and Physical Education
• Every Child Counts (ECC) teacher accreditation
• Lead Teacher for ECC
• Lead Teacher for Physical Education
After graduation, I worked in a variety of primary school settings in an area of high social and economic deprivation. I have experience of teaching throughout the foundation stage, key stage 1 and key stage 2.
I have delivered booster sessions for year six maths SATs and intervention groups for children who are under-achieving in mathematics. This resulted in becoming a lead teacher for ECC, delivering training and workshops for new ECC teachers on the qualification.
I also became a lead teacher for the North West Physical Education Consortium, developing skills and strategies for teachers in educational settings.
Using my 15 years of educational experience to develop the skills and practice of teaching and learning assistants in educational settings.
It is a pleasure to work with staff who not only support their colleagues but also help students to achieve all they can, maximise their potential and realise their dreams.
“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”