I was born in Mid-Wales. I was lucky to grow up in a very rural area where I spent my childhood exploring fields and climbing trees with my siblings.
After high school, I moved to Liverpool to study French and German. As part of my studies, I completed a 6 month translating internship in Stuttgart and a further 6 months in the Ardèche. This cemented my love for France and I knew then that I would love to return.
In my final year of university I volunteered as an action tutor, a scheme designed to ‘support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve meaningful level of academic achievement’. This experience confirmed that teaching was the path for me and I haven’t looked back!
After a year supporting pupils with additional learning needs in Scotland, I applied for my PGCE. I completed my studies in Cardiff, where I had the opportunity to work in a variety of schools.
I then returned to Mid- Wales, where I worked in a small, rural primary school. I taught a mixed age class and I really enjoyed being able to build close relationships with the pupils and seeing them develop over the course of two years, both cognitively and socially. Alongside teaching, I also coordinated provision and interventions for pupils with additional learning needs throughout the school.
Ready for another adventure, my husband and I decided to relocate to France. I can’t wait to join the team at EBIHS and meet the children I will be teaching.