Aquila ECF Facilitators
I have been teaching for 12 years across all year groups in primary schools in Kent and am the EYFS and KS1 Phase leader in Kingsnorth C of E Primary School, currently teaching Year 2. For many years, I have had the responsibility of Lead Mentor for students and NQTs (now ECTs). This aspect of my role is a real privilege; it is immensely rewarding to watch a student develop and grow with quality support and feedback, helping them on their pathway to QTS. Recently, I have become an ECF facilitator, supporting ECTs and their mentors on the induction journey, working with colleagues to offer training and support, enabling ECTs to have a successful start to their teaching career.
I have been a teacher for over 15 years and within this time I have been fortunate to teach within schools with diverse settings and across the country. Currently, I teach at St Nicholas CE Primary Academy in Year 6 and lead English (writing) across the school. Throughout my time as a teacher, I have lead core subjects and teams of teachers; as well as supporting and guiding student teachers and NQTs (ECTs). I have always been passionate about supporting other teachers which led to me becoming an Early Career Framework Facilitator for Early Career Teachers and their Mentors: providing support and guidance through an ECTs induction years.
I am the Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader at Reculver Church of England Primary School and have taught within the Year 6 team there for the last three years, having joined the school in 2018. I am also one of the facilitators of the Early Career Framework for the Aquila Trust and the Induction Lead for Early Career Teachers and Mentors for the Best Practice Network. This complements my additional role of Lead Mentor for the students who do their teacher training at Reculver.