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I am a fully qualified teacher (B.A. Joint Hons and P.G.C.E) with 17 years' full time teaching experience across Key Stage 2 in Kent. I am now doing supply teaching, mainly at my husband's school in the Rhondda Cynon Taff. I read French with German Studies at Hull University and gained my PGCE from Newman College, Birmingham. I started my teaching career at New Ash Green Middle School near Dartford and taught children aged 9 to 13, specialising in French as my main subject for two years. I then moved into the primary school system where I taught children aged 7 to 11 in the Medway towns and Maidstone. Over the years, I have been the subject co-ordinator for Science, Art and Display, Mathematics and ICT.

I resigned my post as Senior Teacher and ICT Co-ordinator at West Borough Primary School, Maidstone in April 2002 to move with my family to South Wales, where my husband has a Deputy Headship. I spent a wonderful three years at this school and will cherish many happy memories of my time there. The site I created for the school was this year's Guardian/BECTa Best Primary Website Award winner for 2002, and was the recipient of many other awards.

Apart from website creation and maintenance, my hobbies are reading, DIY and horse riding. I adore Sci-Fi television programs such as the various Star Trek spin-offs and Stargate SG-1, but also enjoy costume dramas and wildlife documentaries. Now that I am no longer teaching full time and enjoying a "normal" life, which revolves around my family, I hope to one day rediscover my minimal drawing and painting skills which were teenage hobbies until teaching took over my life! Who knows, I may even learn to play the guitar I got for Christmas when I was about 12!







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