No one student is the same and therefore individual lessons are aimed at the best way of teaching that student.
A resourceful and imaginative Art & Design Specialist, highly trained in a wide array of mediums. With a talent for instilling Design appreciation and promoting creativity and open mindedness. Proven ability to maintain a well disciplined and highly motivated classroom. Offers individualised support and provides positive encouragement to ensure that each child succeeds. Collaborative educator, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate and sustain strong relationships within the school community.
•Enthusiasm for the subjects I teach •The ability to develop good working relationships with a wide range of people •The ability to work in a team as well as use my own initiative •Good organisational and time-management skills •The ability to manage classes and deal with challenging behaviour •Excellent communication skills •Patience and a good sense of humour.
2016-2018 NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership
Understanding how children learn and develop. The impact of Forest Schools. Learning about woodland plants and animals and how to care for woodlands. Practical skills including fire lighting, cooking, using tools, tying knots and building shelters, and how to safely teach these to a group. How to maintain safety and wellbeing, understanding the relationship between risk and developmental benefit. Helping children and young people connect with natural the environment. How to effectively communicate the ethos and benefits of Forest School.
2014 John Muir Award Leader Training
Thorough introduction to the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award.
Exploring the John Muir Award for specific sectors and themes. Includes John Muir Award in Schools, Literacy & Nature and events in National Parks.
2009-2010 PGCE Design & Technology
Developing professional Skills, Knowledge and Practice in Design and Technology, Curriculum Development in Design and Technology and Classroom Research for QTS in Design and Technology. Strong use of information and communication technology: including Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing/Rapid Prototyping.
2008-2009 NASM Certified Personal Trainer
To develop and implement an individuals approach to physical fitness using short and long term goals, working in either 1-1 or in groups to help with personal health and fitness through proper exercise instruction and personal motivation, advise on health, nutrition and lifestyle changes.
2006-2008 BA in Art & Design specialism in Design
Skills developed: excellent written and oral communication; research, interpretation and presentation Developed an extensive range of professional subject knowledge as well as technical skills.
I work well on my own and also as part of a team for tutorial work; set my own deadlines and managed my time effectively under pressure.
2004-2005 GNVQ Carpentry & Joinery Level 2
Skills developed: How to handle and store resources, Contribute to work relationships, Scaffolding, Portable power tools, Maintenance of hand tools, Basic joint construction, Basic hand skills, Technical drawing, Health & Safety, Key Skills
1991-1995 BTEC in Art & Design
Skills developed: Developed self-confidence in both my ideas and abilities. And increased my knowledge of the Arts practiced.
English, Maths, Design & Communication, Design & Realisation, History, Modular Science, Geography. Art.
2013- Present Newcastle Bridges School Unqualified teacher of;
Forest Schools, Design Technology, ASDAN short courses, ASDAN PSD, IMedia and Computing and Art
• Experience across all areas of SEN in particular to SEMH & ASD on all sites from secure to hospital settings
• Level 3 Forest School leader with outdoor 1st Aid
• Coordinator of ASDAN throughout all sites of NBS
• Ability to plan a differentiated curriculum which meets individual needs through several subjects.
• Experience in Primary, Secondary and Sixth form.
Jan 2011 – Aug 2013
Construction, D&T, Art & iMedia Tutor, The Northumberland Church of England Academy, Ashington, Northumberland
• Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.
• Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
• Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
• Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs.
• Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
• Use relevant technology to support instruction.
• Observe and evaluate student's performance and development.
• Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.
• Provide appropriate feedback on work. Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
• Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
• Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, district policies and school regulations. Prepare required reports on students and activities
• Manage student behaviour in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
• Perform certain pastoral duties including but not limited to student support, counselling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
• Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations. Participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings
• Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
• Keep up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
Sept 2010 - Jan 2011 Supply Teacher/Cover Supervisor, Principal Teachers, Catterick
Feb 2009 - June 2009 Cover Supervisor, Principal Teachers, Leeds
• Supervising work that has been set in accordance with the school policy.
• Managing the behaviour of pupils whilst they are undertaking this work to ensure a constructive environment.
• Responding to any questions from pupils about process and procedures.
• Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures.
• Collecting any completed work after the lesson and returning it to the appropriate teacher.
• Reporting back as appropriate using the school’s agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class, and any issues arising.
Sept 2007 – June 2009 Personal Trainer & Receptionist, Fitness First, York
• First port of call for the public dealing with queries.
• Carrying out fitness assessments, consultations and inductions with new clients.
• Demonstrating routines for clients to follow.
• Showing clients how to use exercise machines and free weights properly.
• Supervising clients to make sure that they are exercising safely and effectively.
• Leading group exercise classes such as circuit training, aerobics or spinning.
• Designing personal exercise programs.
• Working in a busy environment handling cash and computer transactions.
• Key holder responsible for the safe working environment within the gym.
• Working in a team area to maximise members enjoyment of their facilities.
April 2003 - March 2005 Apprentice Joiner, McAlpine, Catterick Garrison
• 1st & 2nd Fixing: Hanging doors, fixing skirting boards and kitchen fittings, architrave and vanity units. Boxing off stacks and piping.
• Final fixing: Fitting of door handles, catches, bath panels, shower panels, shower doors and wardrobe hanging rails.
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