My path to a career in teaching has taken me all over the country on a route through lots of different jobs; my favourite role was managing a huge bookshop. I trained as a teacher over in Portsmouth at the same time as my now teenage daughter was starting school and we came back to the Island a few years ago. Teaching is definitely in my blood and guiding and nurturing children through their early years in school is what inspires and motivates me.
I started teaching in the mornings at Lanesend after my son was born and I was lucky enough to begin in Reception as part of an incredible team and with an amazing group of children. The children and I are together again this year and our fun-filled, exciting, fascinating and constantly surprising learning journey is continuing.