I was born in Paignton, Devon.
I have been a teacher for 27 years (eek!) with a little break for bringing up my three boys.
I have lots of favourite books, but the one I’m enjoying at the moment is Granny by Anthony Horowitz. My son and I are reading this together at bedtime.
My favourite film is anything with ‘The Rock’ in.
My favourite food is a crisp sandwich, preferably with Beef Monster Munch and lots of butter.
My hobbies are reading, walking the dog and spending time with my family and friends.
What I especially love about teaching is watching amazing children grow into such independent, confident young adults. Teaching also brings the requirement to be a child yourself sometimes!
What is great about Drayton and it’s a cliche, but Drayton is a real community. The feeling you get when you walk through the door is one of pure warmth and joy.
Where were you born? Reading
How long have you been a teacher? Oooooh 16 years!
Favourite book So many! I love reading, and I can't pick just one, but my favourites include Little Women, The Diary of Anne Frank and Pride and Prejudice
Favourite film - if films of the above don't count then I'll choose Footloose. My favourite children's film is probably Moana
Favourite food? - Chocolate obvs! Favourite proper meal would be Steak and Chips
What are your hobbies? Reading! I also love crafting, particularly sewing, knitting and crochet (I even have my own Instagram account to show off my creations), and taking family walks or cycle rides that often include cake and ice cream! Oh and I've recently started to get back into jigsaw puzzles...
What do you like most about your job? Seeing children have the 'ah' moment
What do you like most about working at Drayton? Amazing children, fabulous colleagues