I am naturally creative and always try to develop engaging, well-paced lessons that hook pupils from the beginning and allow them to explore and offer their own input. I can cover all subject areas in Early Years and KS1.
I am a fully qualified Primary School Teacher, with 3 years classroom experience. I have taught in KS1 and also in Early Years. I have an excellent pass rate in the Phonics screening and have experience in Year 2 SATS.
Cancellations require 24 hours notice or lesson will be charged.
I am passionate about nurturing talent and inspiring a great work ethic in children. I create imaginative and engaging lessons which draw upon key skills from my theatrical background. I am committed to creating a safe and supportive space where pupils can explore their capabilities and reach their full potential. I am dedicated to ensuring the social and mental well-being of my pupils so I place an emphasis on respect and acceptable behaviour. I am highly motivated, very well organised and I relish the opportunity to challenge myself in a new environment.
St. Peter’s Primary Academy, Hednesford
Class Teacher (September 2018 – Present)
Key responsibilities: Year 1 Class teacher in a 2FE school. Adhere to the National Curriculum while creating informative and engaging lessons. Create a positive and supportive environment. Maintain behavior management, requiring a diverse set of strategies to cater for a variety of needs. Differentiate lessons in order to create ability appropriate tasks and targets. Maintain respect for one another and uphold the values of the school.
Achievements: High pass rate in phonics screening test. Leader of school choir at ‘Young Voices’ (Resorts World – Birmingham). Devised and developed year group curriculum plans.
PGCE Primary (3-7 years) - University of Worcester (September 2017 - July 2018)
Degree: BA Hons Dance and Musical Theatre (2:1) – Cumbria Institute of the Arts (September 2007 - July 2011)
A-levels: Performing Arts (A), English Language and Literature (B) and Psychology (C) - The Friary Grammar School (July 2005)
GCSEs: 11 grades A – C including English, Maths and Science (July 2003)
Other Skills and Qualifications
Recognising and Preventing FGM, Keep Them Safe – Virtual College CPD (April 2020)
Prevent Online Training Course – HM Government (March 2020)
Epidermolysis Bullosa and Other Skin Fragility Conditions Study Day (June 2019)
Signalong Foundation Course – Phase 1 (December 2017)
Professional Literacy and Numeracy qualifications (2017)
Perfect! Our daughter, 5, loves Samantha’s friendly, fun teaching style - it’s great to see her smiling and laughing all the way through these sessions. Samantha keeps her constantly engaged, uses lots of praise and different resources and we’re already seeing the benefits in her speech, phonics and writing. Our daughter really looks forward to lessons with Samantha, we highly recommend her.
Looking forward to these sessions so much! :)
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