Enthusiastic and dedicated, I am confident that I can provide a valuable learning experience for children and young people of all abilities. During teaching practices, and part-time work I have developed leadership and communication skills that have developed my professional capability and teaching style; holding value to practical learning and strong- working relationships between staff members, children and parents.
I am a newly qualified teacher who studied a BEd Post-Primary Education with Maths and Science at Stranmillis University College, eager to provide a valuable teaching and learning experience to children and young people. I am currently working as a substitute teacher of Science and Maths in schools in the surrounding area but would love to teach on a more one to one basis with kids who need an extra bit of help!
January- February 2020 St. Ronan’s College Year 8-12
5 days a week maternity cover teaching Science up to KS4.
August- December 2019 Lurgan Junior High School Year 8-10
4 days a week maternity cover teaching KS3 mathematics.
Responsible for planning and delivering maths lessons to six maths classes from Year 8 to Year 10.
Form teacher to a Year 10 lower ability class.
Carry out Maths Support lessons to lower ability students.
Carry out extra duties such as detentions, bus duty and staff room duty.
February – April 2019 Wellington College Year 8-11
Responsible for planning and delivering maths and science lessons.
Monitored pupil learning using a range of formative and summative assessment for learning strategies.
Worked one-to-one with pupils.
Worked closely with staff members to effectively plan lessons.
Experienced team teaching.
Contributed to all aspects of school life including staff meetings, daily planning meetings and lunch and break duties.
Became familiar with the changes in the CCEA GCSE Maths specification.
Managed and worked alongside classroom assistants.
January 2019 Maghaberry Prison Numeracy Essential Skills, GCSE Maths
Shadowed Numeracy, ESOL and art classes in the prison’s Learning and Skills centre.
Led several Essential Skills numeracy classes.
Worked one-to-one with prisoners in maths class.
Observed and Developed different teaching strategies using minimum resources.
Became familiar with the initial assessment process of prisoners and how to sort them into appropriate class levels based on their marks and previous schooling.
Worked with the class teacher on developing Individual Education Plans for prisoners.
February – April 2018 Belfast Metropolitan College GCSE, A-level, Applied Science L2 & L3
Taught students aged from 18 to 60 years old.
Became familiar with the differences between teaching children and teaching adults including discipline techniques and encouraging independence.
Developed an understanding of Applied Science courses and how to deliver these lessons and mark assignments/portfolio work.
Learned how to lesson plan for classes lasting a maximum of 2.5 hours.
Developed an understanding of pastoral care in further education settings.
November 2017 Cedar Lodge Special School Year 8- 10
Catered for needs of children with Special Educational Needs.
Spent time acting as a classroom assistant with a Year 8 class. Worked with pupils in groups or on a one-to-one basis.
Delivered one to one support for children in the school’s ‘Skyline Centre’ while also making use of the sensory room and soft play areas.
Became familiar with ‘Lego-based Therapy’ and was able to facilitate small groups with this.
February – April 2017 North Coast Integrated College Year 8-10
Responsible for planning and delivering all maths and science lessons.
Taught classes including pupils with very low ability maths skills and behaviour issues.
Worked closely with classroom assistants in these classes.
Developed methods of differentiation within classes with a range of abilities and pupils having English as an Additional Language.
Tried out several ‘Assessment for Learning’ techniques.
February – March 2016 Drumachose Primary School Primary 7
Planned and delivered a range of Numeracy, Literacy and World Around Us lessons.
Became familiar with the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
Gained an understanding of how maths and science is taught in primary schools compared to secondary schools.
Used a lot of my knowledge of S.T.E.M. subjects to deliver science lessons as part of WAU.
Learned different behaviour management strategies to use with a pupil in the class with ASD.
Developed awareness of GTCNI competences.
Developed an understanding of how to appropriately set learning intentions and success criteria.
Compiled portfolio of teaching resources and evidence of assessment.
Engaged in short-term curriculum planning.
Tesco Customer Assistant (2014-)
Working on the checkouts, communicating with the public in a friendly and helpful manner.
Work effectively in a team.
Handle complaints in a patient and compassionate manner.
Ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction and see to their needs and requests.
Using and building on skills such as numeracy, communication, teamwork, customer service and interpersonal skills.
Primary 4 Classroom Assistant- Voluntary work experience (2013-2014)
Worked with pupils on a one-to-one basis or in groups.
Led the reading groups
Helping the class teacher administrative work and marking.
Creating wall displays in the classroom and corridors.
Domiciliary Care Worker (2012-2013)
Provided help to people who required extra support in their own homes while still promoting their independence e.g. preparing meals, personal care, household tasks such as washing the dishes or making the bed.
Worked with adults with severe physical and learning difficulties.
Developed skills such as patience, empathy, sympathy, communication and understanding.
Achievements / Training
NVQ level 3 in Childcare.
Scratch, Python and Raspberry Pi Training
Completed Child Protection and Safeguarding Training for Stranmillis.
Grade 5 piano
Facilitator in Playful Chemistry workshop for NI Science Festival.
Sunday School teacher for 2 years.
Leadership in Diversity and Mutual Understanding training through Stranmillis University College
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