Primary Art Teacher
I have been Head of Art and Design at Malcolm Sargent Primary School for 2 years, after sharing the job with colleagues previously. I actually started working at the school as a volunteer in 2003, when my children were beginning their school life subsequently qualifying as a TA and then achieving HLTA status in 2008. I was nominated by the school for HLTA of the Year and after winning the East Midlands regional competition I went on to be awarded overall national winner in 2016. Although I loved my job as an HLTA within school, it was time for a change and when the possibility came up for me to help teach Art and Design, I jumped at the chance. Since then I have built the department, curriculum, planning and progression to what it is today – a fun, exciting, cross-curricular subject for all the children from Y1 to Y6. I am learning all the time and although my formal art qualification only reached A’ level, I have always been passionate about the subject and how I can make it accessible to my pupils so that they may enjoy art and be inspired by artists, as I have, throughout their lives.