Where were you born?
I was born in Oxford and love Oxfordshire, but I have also spent several years living down by the seaside!
How long have you been a teacher?
This will be my first time having a class all to myself as a newly qualified teacher, which is very exciting. I have had lots of experience teaching both secondary drama and primary as an unqualified teacher and have also been a teaching assistant... I love the buzz of a school!
'Wonder' by R.J Palacio is one of my absolute favourite books. It is an incredible story that teaches you to always 'choose kind'.
I'm a sucker for a musical number, so the most recent Matilda film has got to be up there. I'm definitely more Miss Honey than Miss Trunchbull though, don't worry!
Banoffee pie or a roast dinner mmmm...
What are your hobbies?
I have strong theatrical roots so do love a good sing-song, show or boogie! I love anything arty and crafty and really enjoy getting creative with writing, too. I often use my creativity in the kitchen to make lots of yummy treats and even used to have my own cake business where I had lots of fun making wedding cakes and cupcakes!
What do you like most about your job?
I get to play a part in the journey of our future leaders and celebrate successes, encourage creativity and create a safe space for everybody to be unapologetically themselves. It really is a wonderful feeling to watch individuals flourish, grow, inspire and spark their curiosity for a world bigger than the four walls of a classroom.
What do you like most about working at Drayton?
I am yet to meet a single member of staff, parent or learner that has been anything other than welcoming and brilliant. From the moment I came to visit the school I have noticed the inclusivity, creativity and kindness that Drayton oozes and I am very excited to work here.