“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”
I’ve lived in this beautiful area, just outside Ledbury, Herefordshire, for more than 35 years, since I was seven years old. Home consists of my two teenage children, Archie and Isla, my partner Keith and my trusty sidekick Otto, a Miniature Schnauzer.
I currently work at a local primary school as a teaching assistant, Thrive practitioner and mental health lead. Previous to this, I worked at another primary school for six years.
Along with spending time with my friends and family, I enjoy cooking, baking, photography, flower arranging, foraging, camping and among many other things, creating fancy dress outfits!
I consider myself to be an energetic, nurturing, positive and committed person, all allowing me to be an approachable, organised and motivated person who enjoys connecting with children and making the learning environment a fun, engaging and interesting place to be.
As part of my continuous professional development, furthering my knowledge and skillset, I have completed the following courses over the past 8 years.:
For those of you wondering, the name “Peapods and Stars” came about from the thought that peapods provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for growth and stars shine bright through the darkness. Both are analogies I try and apply to my working practices with children.