My teaching method is to grip the child, hook them in and go from there. This involves something fun, bespoke to their interests, planned to excite them into the topic. It's important to show the child why what they are learning is useful and why they'll need to know it in their lives. Sometimes I do this through projects (eg planning a school trip or a theme park).
I am a fully qualified primary school teacher looking to continue teaching over the summer break. I have been praised for my excellent subject knowledge, creative lesson plans and ability to make quick, strong professional relationships. I've originally studied History and Politics, though I have a plethora of other academic qualifications too.
Curriculum Vitae Hannah Keogh
I am a highly creative and motivated recently qualified teacher with a passion for accessible, quality education and reading for pleasure. Coming from a previous career in politics and HR, I can also bring a range of transferrable skills to your company, from conflict negotiation to discretion with sensitive information. I have taught in three different classes across Birmingham, recently qualifying with an outstanding grade, and will be starting an NQT position in Wythall in September. I am looking for a role where I can use my skills over the summer holidays, ideally working with children to share my love of learning.
Education and Qualifications
September 2018 to date University of Birmingham PGDipEd General Primary 1 (Outstanding)
September 2015 to September 2016 University of Birmingham MSc Global Cooperation and Security Distinction
September 2012 to July 2015 University of Birmingham BA (Hons) History and Political Science 2:1
Relevant School-based Education
September 2009 to July 2011 A Level French (A)
Government and Politics (A)
September 2009 to July 2011 Cambridge Pre-U Qualification History (D2)
Global Perspectives and Resources (D2)
September 2007 to July 2009 GCSE English Language (A*)
English Literature (A)
Science- Double Award (A and A*)
(6 additional GCSEs, all grade A/ A*)
April to July 2019
My final placement took place in Year 6 at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School. Working in Year 6 exposed me to rigorous and best practice preparation for the SATs, equipping me well for the kind of learning and revision that tutored children will need to develop. I delivered many one on one interventions with higher attainers and children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or who were slipping behind. This allowed me to develop my communicative style and the adaptation of my tutoring methods when working with individual children or small groups. My assistance helped children to enter their SATs feeling better equipped and confident.
January to April 2019
I spent my second placement at St Peter’s Church of England Primary School teaching a 60% timetable in Year 5. I was responsible for planning and delivering full units of both English and maths, as well as the science unit of forces and a range of other foundation subjects. I thrived with the increased independence during this placement and took full responsibility for delivering well structured, engaging lessons. As well as the core subjects, I have taught Physical Education, French, Music, History and art. I believe that upper Key Stage 2 is where my strength lies and this shows through the progress the children have consistently made in both writing and fractions as well as consistent feedback on my expert subject knowledge and strong relationships. My independence in this placement and the role I played in my own planning shows my capacity to deliver results using my own planned methods and activities.
I received an outstanding grade for this placement, a reflection of my commitment, passion, relationships with the children and creative planning capacity.
October to December 2018
I have spent five weeks, as well as additional serial days and additional school days leading up to Christmas, teaching in a Year 3 class at Harborne Primary School. This time has allowed me to teach English, Maths, Science, Topic, French, Computing and Physical Education with full responsibility for my own planning and resource creation. I have enjoyed the freedom to plan a series of lessons in each topic area, developing an engaging core focus for a week of plans and delivering it according to the children’s progress. For example, during a week of English lessons on letter writing, I arranged for a letter to be delivered during Monday’s lesson, addressed to the class, and this letter allowed us opportunities for relevant, engaging comprehension as well as a basis for writing through response. My observations have identified me as a calm, inspiring teacher able to create and manage a productive and interesting classroom.
At Harborne, I have also been taking all opportunities to lead or assist with extra-curricular activities and lessons. As I have a high standard of spoken French, I have been using my knowledge to plan and deliver French lessons to my class and am in progress of planning a French carousel morning for the year group for when I return before Christmas for additional school days. I am interested in increasing the active, cross-curricular aspects of my lessons, particularly to embed modern foreign languages in the primary classroom. I also put a lot of effort into creating resources on which to base my lessons, including a wide-ranging adventure map for writing instructions and class-specific French terminology posters.
May to July 2018
Prior to starting my PGDipEd, I undertook voluntary school experience in the schools below. This allowed me to explore different best practice in very different contextual environments, from a one form entry school in the countryside to a three form entry school in the city. In each class, I was a voluntary teaching assistant, getting involved with all activities and leading intervention groups. My time at Paulton was of particular interest to me as I was able to see how Forest School and Physical Education can be used to help children to build resilience, team-work and independent creative problem-solving.
• Paulton Primary School, Midsomer Norton
• Wilden Primary School, Worcestershire
• Colmore Junior School, Birmingham
General Recent Work Experience
October 2017 to August 2018 BBC HR HR Administrator
Working for HR, I developed a high level of organisation, attention to detail and discretion with sensitive information. I managed a caseload of fifty new colleagues simultaneously, with each case requiring data input and legal documentation handling. My success in this role shows my ability to consistently manage a busy workload without sacrificing on precision or rigorous data protection. This translates to the classroom, where I create a safe, secure environment for the children by being supportive and highly compliant to all safeguarding guidance. Further, my immaculate levels of organisation allow me to remain on top of planning, reflecting, assessment and all information relating to my class and school day.
March 2016 to July 2017 Office of Christopher Pincher MP Junior Caseworker
As a Junior Caseworker, I developed an unparalleled resilience; on a day to day basis, I defended the views of my Member by several means of contact, including telephone calls and face to face surgeries. In such a public facing role, I have had exposure to a wide range of diverse populations and I know how to adapt my tone and approach to appeal to their conversational and cultural style. Further, writing on a wide range of policy areas, I am an avid researcher with a depth of knowledge in different areas. I believe this sets me up with an excellent base subject knowledge on which to plan lessons, as well as to answer unprecedented questions from the class.
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