She has worked as a general subjects class teacher and form tutor, Extension Co-ordinator, Academic Mentor, Head of English, Director of Studies and Deputy Head Academic in one of the largest independent junior schools (for pupils aged 4 to 13) in the UK.
She has developed extensive material on curriculum and policy matters, produced numerous teaching resources for English and Maths and written three distinct courses for academic extension. As well as publishing various articles on aspects of teaching, she has worked as a curriculum consultant for Cambridge International Assessment, writing material for international use by 5 to 14 year olds.
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Believing each pupil to be uniquely gifted and of incalculable worth, she is passionately committed to thinking through educational provision such that it encourages and enables the maximum development of each child in their areas of strength, while also supporting them to develop in areas where they feel less certain. She believes in excellence for all, the importance of breadth of attainment, encouraging depth of engagement and fostering a life-long love of learning.
Children need to learn together as members of a community which should be supportive and compassionate, recognising the need for generosity of spirit as well as respect for all and personal integrity. This all requires a secure and rigorous framework of thought, planning, and preparation, informed by a clear and fitting vision which is supported by strong leadership.
She aims to build on the conviction that learning can and should be a thoroughly enjoyable, positive and worthwhile experience for all, seeking to inspire and encourage teachers and pupils to reach high and to contribute fully to their own success, to that of the school in all areas, and by extension to that of the local community, and wider society.