Following a successful teaching career, I currently work as a senior lecturer in early years. With leadership responsibilities, I have extensive experience of teaching across the Early Years ITE programmes, leading modules, designing assessments, researching for, planning and delivering engaging sessions using a variety of approaches, such as practical workshops, lectures and seminars aimed to inspire trainees in curriculum design. I have good working knowledge of the issues related to ITE, working within the parameters of compliance and OFSTED, while supporting trainees to develop their own teaching philosophy as outstanding early years practitioners. I feel privileged to work in ITE and, as a dynamic team player, I work in collaboration with a team of people who share an interest and passion for ensuring that our youngest childrenm receive high quality education and, as a result, have improved life chances. I am accutely aware of the value of play, outdoor learning, the arts and how crucial they are children’s holistic development; consequently, advocating the principles of early years practice has never been more important. I have a keen personal interest in music, the arts, creativity, which I am exploring through MA study, and I feel a great sense of pride in being able to contribute to the future of young children’s education.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Education, PGCert, Teaching in Higher Education, Edge Hill University
Award Date: 27 Sept 2019
Music and Education, BA, BA Hons Music with QTS, Lancaster University
1 Sept 1998 → 19 Jul 2002
Award Date: 19 Jul 2002