I was called to join the teaching profession when I saw what a difference an inspirational teacher can make to the learning and lives of young children. As a parent helper at my sons' school I saw some incredible practitioners in action. So I decided to to train as a teacher through the Open University.
I am now in my 25th year of teaching and have taught across all primary age groups in both large urban schools and small rural schools. I am a self- confessed grammar and punctuation anorak! I strive to make learning as engaging and active as possible. I am fascinated by the different ways in which children learn.
Ullesthorpe CE Primary School is an extraodinarily special place for me. I have taught here twice; 1998 - 2007 and then returned in 2015. I feel very privileged to now be part of our school's leadership team.
It it extremely important to me that all children get the best possible chance to succeed in life and to have many options open to them as they move through life.
I am a Christian, so being part of a church school with a strong Christian ethos is another part of my calling to be part of children's education and at this school.
Out of school I play an active part in my village's community events. I also lead Messy Church. Singing is a very important to me - I am a member of Rugby Philharmonic Choir. I love to bake, especially scones. We have a tortoise called Attila who is bizarrely speedy and likes biting people!
The most important thing to me in the world is my family. Mr T and I have 2 sons - we enjoy spending time together with them and their families. It is really lovely now that grandchildren have started on to arrive on the scene!