About Me

A fully qualified secondary Drama teacher since 2007. I hold a  Level 3 Forest Schools Leader qualification and have 6 years experience teaching in Special Education. I have worked across KS2 -  5 supporting young people with a variety of learning needs, backgrounds, behavioural issues and engagement levels. I am passionate about the potential of practical learning, particularly outdoors.

£130 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

I have dedicated much of my career to maximising opportunities for young people. For the last six years I have worked in an SEN school, teaching students on a Sensory and Independent Living Skills pathway. Specialist needs have included ASD, hearing impairment, Epilepsy, Global Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, ODD, Sensory Processing Disorders, anxiety, PMLD and non-verbal students.

I value collaborative working and put that at the heart of my work. In my most recent position, I have worked extensively with Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Services and families to... Read More
I have dedicated much of my career to maximising opportunities for young people. For the last six years I have worked in an SEN school, teaching students on a Sensory and Independent Living Skills pathway. Specialist needs have included ASD, hearing impairment, Epilepsy, Global Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome, ODD, Sensory Processing Disorders, anxiety, PMLD and non-verbal students.

I value collaborative working and put that at the heart of my work. In my most recent position, I have worked extensively with Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Services and families to ensure maximisation of support and ensure positive outcomes for my students. In previous roles as a Head of Year 8 and as a Youth Re-engagement worker I have co-ordinated engagement activities with mental health providers, local businesses, social services and education providers. 

As a PROACT SciPr facilitator I have run training programs, in collaboration with other education providers, to support the implementation and maintenance of a proactive approach to managing challenging behaviour in the classroom. I have a thorough understanding of behaviour as communication and take a positive approach to supporting behaviour needs.

During the first eight years as a teacher I taught Drama in mainstream secondary schools. This involved delivering Edexcel GCSE Drama, AS and A2 Level Theatre Studies and BTEC in Performing Arts. I also taught Drama at KS3 level, ran a KS3 Drama Club and assisted with acting and singing coaching for the annual school musical productions. 

Alongside my Drama teaching I also taught classes in the near to school facility, taking small groups of students at risk of disengaging from school. I ran a Forest Schools program at an offsite location and saw many positive outcomes for young people struggling to access the mainstream curriculum. This included those with specific learning needs, SEMH and behavioural support needs.

My Teaching Philosophy

I strongly believe in the benefits of building positive relationships, founded on understanding needs and then personalising my teaching approach to each individual. I take a very practical approach to teaching and learning and prefer to work creatively, preferably in a safe outdoor setting where a variety of sensory needs can be met.

I have an extensive history of successfully working within a multi-disciplinary team and feel this is invaluable to ensure people can be supported to fulfil their potential.

Something Sensational About Me

I am very creative and love to sing. I have a habit of making up songs to match any situation. I grow delicious vegetables in my allotment and enjoy finding new ways of preserving them each year - you may even end up with a jar of chutney! I make earrings and have two rather large cats.

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    Availability

    • Monday 10am - 2pm
    • Tuesday 10am - 2pm

    Qualifications and Training

    • QTS
    • PGCE Post-Compulsory Education   -  Institute of Education
    • Graduate Teacher Program. Secondary Drama
    • BA (hons) Performance Arts Studies
    • HND Music Theatre
    • SCERTS
    • PROACT SCiPr Facilitator in positive behaviour support
    • Level 3 Forest School Leader
    • Outdoor First Aid
    • Epilepsy Awareness
    • Healthcare Certificate
    • Suicide Awareness
    • Mental Health First Aid
    • Makaton
    • Read Write Inc phonics
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    • QTS
    • PGCE Post-Compulsory Education   -  Institute of Education
    • Graduate Teacher Program. Secondary Drama
    • BA (hons) Performance Arts Studies
    • HND Music Theatre
    • SCERTS
    • PROACT SCiPr Facilitator in positive behaviour support
    • Level 3 Forest School Leader
    • Outdoor First Aid
    • Epilepsy Awareness
    • Healthcare Certificate
    • Suicide Awareness
    • Mental Health First Aid
    • Makaton
    • Read Write Inc phonics

    Choose me if…

    • You want someone who will take a creative, practical approach to your child’s learning.
    • You want a practitioner who is confident working in varied settings delivering outdoor and Forest School based activities.
    • You are looking for someone who can support a range of communication needs and has a history of extending communication and understanding.
    • You need someone with experience supporting people with varied physical, learning and sensory needs.

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    Kent: Up to 20 miles from Maidstone

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