I have been at Galmpton Primary for the past two years and have loved working with the great children and families here!
Before working at Galmpton, I worked for fifteen years in a large, three form entry primary school in Paignton. During this time, I was responsible for the teaching and learning in Year 4. I also had a whole school responsibility for the progression of Science throughout the school. Prior to this, I taught in a small village school in North Devon.
Here at Galmpton, I have responsibility for the teaching and learning of all the children in Key Stage Two and I am Maths subject lead across the school. I am mainly known for my love of a good sing song and a small ginger guinea pig, called Pete – our class pet.
I have been teaching at Galmpton for 7 years, working in a variety of year groups. I have also taught at Collaton St Mary within this time. I now teach part-time and have done since I had my first son. Before joining Galmpton I taught for 11 years at Eden Park in a full time position before taking a break for children and returning there in a part time role.
I love the variation that teaching brings and savour those light bulb moments when a child understands something or masters the ability to solve things for themselves. I see my role as one of the many cogs in a child’s development, steering them to have the tools to be become a success in the ever-changing world around us.
Teaching is very close to my heart, but I have another love. Farming. I grew up on a farm and married a farmer. I thoroughly enjoy being outside helping to care for the animals and tending to the crops. When I am not teaching, farming or ferrying the children to their various clubs and activities I enjoy being out in my garden.