I am a vocational teacher and my teaching method is that I break each topic down into bite size chunks enabling access and inclusivity to both the more able and students with learning difficulties.Lessons consist of a starter, main body and end modifying as necessary.
I have 16 years’ experience in secondary schools teaching mainly BTEC health and social care and other subjects. I have experience of teaching SEN pupils in mainstream schools and recent experience teaching pupils with autism. Many of my students have exceeded expectations gaining Distinction grades with some going on to apprenticeships and university. I have taught groups of 20+ students age range form 14 to more mature students.
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March 18 to present – Supply Teacher Q3 Academy providing general lesson cover during teacher absence.
October 2017 to February 2018-Health and Social Care Lecturer/ Early Years Lecturer at Sandwell College teaching BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 Health and Social Care, Mental Health Awareness, Personal Progression Planning CACHE Level 1and Level 2 Supporting Early Years Education
January 2017 to September 2017 - Trainer and Assessor St. John Ambulance H.Q. Birmingham.
January 2013 to December 2016 - Teacher at St. Edmund Campion Roman Catholic School and Sixth Form, Erdington. Duties: Teaching Key Stage 4 and 5 BTEC Health and Social Care, British Safety Council Level 2 in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care, CACHE Level 2 Childrens’ Play Learning and Development, Team Teaching/Support Year 7 Science,
Vertical Form Tutor, Careers, PSHE.
September 2012 to December 2012 - Trainer at NACRO Teaching 16 – 19 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) OCN awards in Customer Services, Childcare and ICT.
January 2007 to July 2012– Teacher at The Alexandra High School and Sixth Form, Tipton.
Duties: Teaching Key Stage 3 ICT, Key Stage 4/5 BTEC First and National Certificate and Diploma in Travel and Tourism, Key Stage 4/5 BTEC First and National Certificate and Diploma in Health and Social Care, British Safety Council Level 1 Hazard Awareness and Level 2 in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care, Key Stage 5 PSHE.
January 2006 to December 2006 - Supply Teacher at Menzies High School teaching Health and Social Care and Sessional Teacher at Josiah Mason College teaching Business Administration, BTEC First and BTEC National Business, Level 3 Children’s Care Learning and Development.
January 2005 to January 2006 Teacher at Hodge Hill School, Birmingham.
Duties: Teaching Key Stage 4 students BTEC Business Studies, Travel and Tourism, Health and Social Care and GCSE Child Development.
September 2004 to December 2004 Teacher of Health and Social Care at Hamstead Hall School, Birmingham. (Hays Education) Duties: Teaching Health and Social Care at GNVQ Intermediate level, AVCE and VCE levels. Left to take up position at Hodge Hill School.
September 2001 -July 2004 Instructor at The College High School, Birmingham.
Duties: Teaching Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students ICT, GCSE Business Studies, GNVQ Foundation and Intermediate Business Studies.
Alternative Curriculum: Key Stage 4 students The Princes Trust ASDAN XL Award.
From September 2002: Double Awards - GCSE Applied Leisure and Tourism and GCSE Health and Social Care, preparation of schemes of work and report writing.
March 1989 - August 2001: Part - time Executive Officer in The Insolvency Service, Birmingham.
Part - time Lecturer Sutton Coldfield College, Birmingham.
Duties: Executive Officer - Management of administrative staff including regular appraisals and report writing.
Dealing with accommodation matters. Arranging training courses both in - house and with outside bodies.
Duties: Lecturer - Teaching Foundation GNVQ Business, Leisure and Tourism, Basic Skills in English. Preparing schemes of work and student assignments.
November 1986 - March 1989: Administrative Officer at Department of Social Security involved with obtaining medical evidence for medical appeals tribunals.
June 1985 - November 1986: Administrative Officer at Department of Social Security working in the Divisional Medical Office arranging medical evidence for medical appeals tribunals.
June 1981- June 1985: Administrative Assistant at Department of Social Security working in the Divisional Medical Office - Filing, photocopying, incoming and outgoing post, file raising, file processing etc.
January 1980 - June 1981: Administrative Assistant at Department of Social Security working at the Artificial Limb and Appliance Centre arranging for dispatch and return of wheelchairs, issuing letters, filing etc.
December 1978 - December 1979: Nursing Assistant in Main Theatre Suite, Birmingham Accident Hospital- preparing linen and instruments for autoclave, gowning up surgeons, fetching blood, saline, sutures and instruments, swab count.
Skills and Attributes
Excellent administrative skills. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
The ability to work on my own initiative and as part of a team.
To be able to organise and keep to set deadlines.
The ability to forecast and prioritise my work
Wine making, Sewing, TV, Films, Dining out, Countryside, Gardening, Cake decorating and cooking, Hope UK Drug Educator
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Queensbridge Secondary Modern School, Queensbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham.
September 1969 - June 1974
Grade 1 CSE English Language Grade 4 Home Economics
Grade 4 CSE History Grade 5 Biology
Quinborne Adult Education Centre, Ridgeacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham
September 1978 - June 1979 Grade C Pass
‘O’ level Family and Community Studies Grade C Pass
‘O’ level English Literature Grade E
‘O’ level Human Biology
NVQ Level 4 Management and Development Pass
Licentiate Membership to CiPD (Corporate Institute of Personnel and Development)
NVQ Level 4 Human Resource Development Pass
(Training and Development)
NVQ Level 4 Human Resource Development Pass
(Learning and Development)
City and GuildsD32/D33 Vocational Assessor Award Pass
City and Guilds D36 Vocational Advisor Award Pass
City and Guilds C25 Coaching Award Pass
City and Guilds C25/D11 Mentoring Award Pass
City and Guilds Training Groups Award Pass
MSc in Training and Human Resource Management Pass
January 2005 A1/A2 Update Pass
February 2005 Stage 2 7407 Pass
July 2007 Certificate in Education QTLS Pass
May 2014 Professional Formation Pass
1990 Public Records Office-Records Management Course 1 day
1991 The Insolvency Service-Typing Manager Course 1 day
1992 and 1995 The Insolvency Service Staff Selection- Certificate of Competence- 4days
1991 The Insolvency Service Delegation
1991 The Insolvency Service Staff Appraisal
1991 The Insolvency Service- Effective Manager
1992 The Insolvency Service Managing the Reprimand
1993 The Insolvency Service Managing Assertively
1994 The Insolvency Service -Counselling Staff
1995 TUC Education-Health and Safety Stage 1 10 days
1995 TUC Education-Health and Safety Stage 2 10 days
1997 The Insolvency Service Facilitators Course-4 days
1998 Public Records Office Records Information and Management Training
1999 Public Records Office Public Record Office - Electronic Cataloguing
Planning for the New Specification- GCSE Leisure and Tourism (Double Award)
Edexcel May 2002
Planning for the New Specification- GCSE Health and Social Care (Double Award)
Edexcel June 2002
Titan Partnership December 2003- Raising Achievement in GCSE Leisure and Tourism
The Princes Trust Advisor Induction Training Course May 2002
OCR Moderator Training-GNVQ Leisure and Tourism May 2004
Open College Network Unit: Providing Support within Your Group Dec 2004
A1 Update January 2005
Stage 1 7407 Initial Teacher Training February 2005
Travel and Tourism External Verifier for Josiah Mason College May – July 2007
Adult Literacy July 2007
Adult Numeracy July 2007
Certificate of Education July 2007
Foster Carer Standards February 2009
One to One Tuition September 2009
Safeguarding Training September 2009
Safe Caring February 2010
Childrens’ Workforce Development Training, Support and Development Standards for Foster Care April 2011
Professional Formation (QTLS) Institute for Learning May 2014
Team Teach-Positive Handling Strategies Training May 2014
Olevi Improving Teacher Programme June 2014
November 2014 Allergy Awareness & Administration of Adrenaline Auto Injector
(Epipen/Jext) Asthma Awareness
November 2014 Teaching Computing part 1- The New ICT Curriculum Part 1
December 2014 Teaching Computing part 1- The New ICT Curriculum Part 2
May 2015 Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Pass
May 2015 Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity Pass
June 2015 Dementia Awareness Pass
June 2015 Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition Pass
October 2015 Introduction to the Learning Process for
Teachers and Trainers
October 2015 Motivating Students to Learn Pass
November 2015 Instructional Planning for Pass
December 2015 Train the Trainer Pass
December 2015 Communicating Effectively Pass
December 2015 Challenging Behaviour Pass
August 2016 Train the Trainer Pass
October 2016 Health and Safety in Care
Jan 2017 First Aid at Work Pass
February 2017 Assessing and Internal
Quality Assuring First Aid Training Pass
April 2017 Assessing the Care Certificate Pass
May 2017 Hays Education - Becoming a Brilliant Teacher
June 2017 Pearson Safeguarding and Prevent Pass
June 2017 Raising Awareness of Female Mutilation Pass
June 2017 NSPCC Domestic Abuse Recovering Together Pass
July 2017 Learning Lessons from Serious Case Reviews Pass
July 2017 BCSB Safeguarding Adults Pass
July 2017 Festival of Teaching - Birmingham City University
Sept 2017 Birmingham City Council - Domestic Abuse - City Wide Show and Tell
Dec 2017 NCFE Level 2 Understanding Autism – Awaiting Certification
Jan 2018 OCR Examiner – Health and Social Care
February 2018 Paediatric First Aid BAES Pass
February 2018 Home Education and Teaching Pass
From January 2017 to September 2017 I worked as a First Aid trainer and assessor for St John Ambulance delivering First Aid at Work and Emergency First aid courses. From October 2017 to
December 2017 I worked as a Health and Social Care lecturer at Sandwell College teaching BTEC level 1 and level 2 health and social care and mental health awareness.
From January 2012 to December 2016 I have been teaching BTEC level 2 and level 3 health and social care, British Safety Council Health and Safety in Health and Social Care, British Red Cross Basic First Aid, CACHE Childrens' Play Learning and Development, also teaching and supporting a year 7 Science group. To support the vocational context of the subject I have arranged a number of First Aid at Work courses for approximately 60 6th form students, work placements at a local primary school and health centre, arranged for external speakers to give talks on healthy relationships to 6th formers and arranged 'Medical Mavericks' workshops for 150 students. The objective was to give students experience and exposure to a range of tasks in the health or social care sector, activities included: Iphone Retina Scan, Ultrasound Scan of their bones, muscles and organs, take blood from Andy the injection arm using a real needle, record and print an ECG from their own heart and much more.
I consistently take part in professional development and performance review schemes by attending CPD training within school and by regular meetings with my line manager. Additionally, outside of school I regularly undertake CPD to develop on existing skills, learn new skills both subject specific and to enhance my own teaching and learning. I have been a form tutor for a vertical tutor group of 22 pupils ranging from year 7(age 12) to year 11(age 16) responsibilities include: monitoring attendance, behaviour and progress in lessons, delivering careers, PSHE during form time, weekly one to one mentoring sessions with tutees to discuss any issues/concerns, contacting parents, review days to discuss progress and set targets. I also have one student who is a young carer and another who is looked after; Both also receive additional specialist support. With the use of group discussion and tasks, students are able to develop a sense of understanding regarding current issues within society. I have also encouraged and supported my year 11 tutees to create a personal statement and CV. Additionally, I have received Safeguarding and Prevent training both face-to-face and online for example I have completed Hays Safeguarding online training, as well carrying out duties within and outside school to ensure students are being safeguarded.
From September 2012 – December 2012 I worked as a trainer at NACRO (National Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of Offenders) Teaching 16 – 19 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) OCN awards in Customer Services, Childcare and ICT. Several of these students were excluded from main stream schools for poor behaviour, poor attendance and learning difficulties, some of whom were young or expectant mums. Part of my role also involved supporting these young and expectant mums by providing advice and guidance on pregnancy related matters, making referrals to the TPT (Teenage Pregnancy Team) or other agencies as necessary, arranging bus passes, providing financial advice, further education/employment opportunities, housing/hostel issues, liaising with learners parents, carers and support workers to encourage learner achievement and success.
From Sept 2007 to July 2012 I worked at Alexandra High School. During my time at Alexandra High School I worked with a number of challenging students with behavioural, mild and moderate learning difficulties. All students secured at least a pass grade in Health and Social Care and Travel and Tourism, some pupils achieving the equivalent of two GCSEs and some 4 GCSEs. I taught a group of 17 year 10 girls’ Health and Social Care 12 of who were school action and school action plus with no support. This was extremely challenging at times due to group dynamics. I have found paired work to be an effective teaching strategy with that particular group. Many of the group were visual learners and worked well with presentations, using coloured paper and pens and doing coursework in a booklet or leaflet format.
I also helped to support a disaffected year 9 boys group for my own continued professional development and as a precursor to a Year 9 girls group. Sadly due to financial constraints, this did not materialise. I developed a PSHE programme for Key stage 5 students as there was none in existence. This involved writing an assignment around the area of enterprise and employability. Students did a staff car wash and raised £150 for The Children’s’ Hospital, and presented the cheque to them personally. Due to my excellent rapport with students, I was asked to mentor a number of Year 9 pupils mostly boys who were underachieving. I also had an extremely academic young Turkish Muslim student from the school who was taking his A levels at just 15 come and live with me and my family. Due to difficult family circumstances he was at severe risk of failing, but whom I am happy to say passed with flying colours.
As part of the Level 3 Travel and Tourism course, students had to plan an activity programme for children of two different age ranges. Students organised a 5a side football match with year 7 pupils at the lower school site. This involved fund raising to buy refreshments and liaising with staff and caretakers. The event proved so popular and successful that it was repeated for year 8 pupils. One pupil was in fact a year 6 pupil at the school for primary day, caught wind of the football match and wanted to stay after school to play. He phoned home for parental permission, was allowed to play and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Another group of Year 13 students did a Ready Steady Cook style activity at the lower school site for year 7 pupils, many of whom were low ability and some with special educational needs. Pupils were awarded a certificate of participation and I arranged for Michael Grant of the 1980s’pop group ‘Musical Youth’ famous for the song ‘Pass the Dutchie’ to be a judge. All pupils had their photograph taken with Michael. Year 13 wrote up the event as part of their coursework which was then included in the school newsletter.
Whilst working at The College High School I arranged for year 10 health and social care students to prepare a ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ at a local primary school, this entailed fund raising to buy party food and then preparing the food themselves. On another occasion they made Christmas Cards with the children and helped them to decorate the nursery Christmas tree. Whilst at Josiah Mason College I arranged for year 12 CACHE health and social care foundation students to visit residents in sheltered accommodation in liaison with a local primary school.
My students helped to serve residents Christmas dinner whilst the primary pupils did a carol concert. This afforded them the opportunity to experience both early years care and adult care. In my current employ I am in the process of arranging a visit to both a local primary school and childrens’ centre for year 10 health and social care and child development students. I have also arranged visits and work experience placements for sixth form students at a local primary school and medical centre.
I have hosted a number of foreign exchange students from Germany to as far away as Columbia and Venezuela. Personal, social and cultural needs had to be met by making them welcome in what could be quite a daunting experience being in a foreign country and, for some students this was the first time away from home. This involved supporting them with both written and spoken English which some found difficult particularly grammar. This proved useful in helping them with coursework as most of the students were taking English. I also fostered a young unaccompanied asylum seeker from Afghanistan who required a lot of support in adjusting to my family from a previous failed placement. This took the form of lots of encouragement, building up trust that he would be safe and secure, helping with college work, and preparing the young person for independence. This involved teaching him about personal hygiene, keeping his bedroom tidy, how to wash his clothes and how to cook, doing chores along with my children and being part of the family along with regular training from the fostering agency including Safe Caring and the Childrens' Workforce Development Council Standards for Foster Care. Although this was difficult at times, perseverance, patience and commitment paid off. I supported my foster child with his BTEC Construction coursework, encouraged him to look at apprenticeships, helped him create his C.V. complete application forms, and enrolled him on courses. With my help and support he secured an engineering apprenticeship and successfully went into independence. I have previously worked for Birmingham City Council Looked After Children Education Service (LACES) supporting a young boy in foster care.I also have experience of developing literacy skills as a normal part of my daily duties and have taught mature students with learning difficulties basic skills in English at what is now Erdington Skills Centre.
I have created and developed assessments in accordance with the specification requirement, become familiar with assessment objective/skills and how to get students to evidence this. I have also used formative assessment to assess student work and provided feedback to improve progress in accordance with both course requirements and school policy. In order to assess students’ progress I maintain tracking records, using the data to analyse what students are working at and what target grade they are projected to achieve.
I also have experience in the following areas:
• Providing and contributing to oral and written assessments, reports relating to individual students and groups of students.
• Participating in meetings at the school, which relate to the curriculum for the school or the administration of the school including pastoral arrangements e.g. I have been part of the schools vocational partnership group at Matthew Boulton College (now BMETC) parent governor and currently community governor
• Participating in one to one tuition with students and after school course work catch-up sessions
• Liaising with teaching assistants to support pupils
Overall with my education and experience I have developed skills and abilities that are essential to the role of a teacher. I have the ability to work within a team by being a part of a department and faculty; I work alongside other teachers with different specialism’s helping to enhance professional development. I have the ability to work across the ability range within any institution, I have taught students of different abilities, skills, attitude and attainment.
By assessing my own skills, knowledge and lessons I am able to adapt to meet the needs of students. I have the ability to manage a range of tasks at any one time and complete them effectively by deadlines, and have excellent written and oral communication including the
use of ICT.
If successful, I would approach the job in a positive manner ensuring I meet the demands of the position. I am diligent and hardworking, ensuring I complete every task to the best of my ability. I have good time management and organisational skills which I believe are vital in being successful at completing tasks within a deadline. I would say that my greatest strength is my ability to build a good rapport with students and that I am able to tackle any challenge with tenacity.
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