Education: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Degree from the University of Gloucestershire, U.K., Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Gloucestershire, U.K.
I am in my second year at IPS moving to Mauritius in 2015. I have been living and teaching overseas for the past ten years. I have lived and worked in Andalucía, Spain, Manila, Philippines and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Before that, I was living and teaching in the U.K.
I have a wide range of teaching experience in different schools either teaching the British National Curriculum or the IB PYP curriculum. I have taught children as young as two and as old as 11 but the majority of my time has been spent working with children from Reception to Year 2 and this is where my passion for teaching lies.
My philosophy of education encompasses several parts. I consider education to not only be an academic thing but emotional, social and physical. I believe in developing the whole child. I strive to develop intrinsic learning by encouraging children to become independent thinkers, empowering them to believe in their own value, stimulating their interest to question. I develop confidence by encouraging individuality, responsibility and independence. I am a believer that children need to feel happy, safe and relaxed in the classroom in order to be ready to learn. A caring, secure and supportive environment is an essential element in education. All children have the rights to be treated with dignity and respect, and I endeavour to know all my pupils personally as well as academically.
I believe in pupils and therefore pupils believe in themselves.