My teaching methods use a lot of visual prompts and demonstrations to nurture and unlock the student's potential. I like using role play for languages with emphasis on the fun aspect to become more fluent and confident. I am experienced with SEN children, having worked with a variety of children with special needs.
I am an artist and designer, having taught Art and Design and Design Technology to GCSE level for 10 years with students gaining excellent results. I am also willing to help with Languages - French and German and English at KS3 (Year 7, 8 and 9).
A highly experienced communicator with a wide variety of skills and experience in Education and Access Design. A friendly person with proven ability to build relationships with people of all ages and backgrounds. My main skills and abilities are teaching and working with disabled people.
Currently studying part-time for Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN)
Jan '08- April '09
PGCE - Design Technology –Resistant Materials & Textiles Technology. Open University.
Sept '00-Sept '01
Master of Arts in Design and Digital Media. Coventry University.
Sept '96-June '00
BA (Hons) Fine Art. Central Saint Martin's college of Art & Design. 2:1.
Sept ’95-Sept ’96.
BTEC Art Foundation studies (distinction). North Warks College of Art & Design
Sept ’89- June ‘95
Finham Park Comprehensive School -3 'A' levels - Design Technology, Art & Design, Physical Education. (A, A, B)
Jan ’14 – current post
Teacher of Art and Design Technology at Derby High School, Derby
Teaching Art & Design and Design Technology KS3-KS5. Teach photography, computer graphics, drawing and sculpture.
Jan ’11-Jan ‘14
Teacher of Design Technology, Art and ICT – The Sherwood E-Act Academy
Delivering Design and Technology curriculum to KS3 and KS4, including GCSE Design Technology (Resistant Materials). Also responsible for a Year 9 tutor group.
April 2010-Dec 2010
Teacher of Graphic Products and ICT – Joseph Whitaker School
Delivering Graphic Products to KS3, KS4, and ICT to KS3. Also jointly responsible for a Year 10 Tutor Group and developing schemes of work.
May '09 - ‘08-April '2010
Community Arts Development Manager & Freelance Artist - Eastwood Comprehensive School
1. Taught and organised groups for art and design for extracurricular activities for Summer School
2. Run art workshops for the annual Eastwood Carnival
Jan ’07-Jan – April ‘09
Teacher training in Design Technology. Open University
PGCE - Secondary Design Technology. Specialised in Resistant Materials (Product Design), Food Technology & Textiles Technology KS3, KS4 & KS5. Year 10 tutor. Placed at Bramcote Park Business and Enterprise School and Alderman White School & Language College.
Jan '05 - Jan '07
Access Officer - Royal Academy of Arts, London
Responsible for access provision and exhibition design for people with disabilities. Led tours for disabled people and general public focusing on specific works of art
Sept '04-Jan '07
Freelance Educator - Historic Royal Palaces, London and The Think tank Science Museum, Birmingham
1. Developed and led a series of Textiles and Design workshops for disabled children at Kew Palace and Hampton Court Palace using the palaces as inspiration
2. Delivered science and technology workshops to primary and secondary schools visiting the museum.
Sept ’01 – Sept ‘03
Web Assistant - British Broadcasting Corporation
Designing content for information design on the BBC Coventry and Birmingham websites. Researching and photographing to create content.
Hobbies & Leisure Activities
I am a keen swimmer and horse rider and dedicate a lot of my free time to this. My other hobbies include visiting museums and art galleries, textiles work and reading books.
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