Freelance practitioner in VIG, Philosophical Enquiry and Education (2015 – present)
Inclusion Coordinator – The Elizabeth Woodville School (2012 -2015)
Responsible for removing barriers to learning for young people in Key Stage 4 in order to support achievement. Liaising with teachers, senior leadership team, social services and mental health services to co-ordinate support for vulnerable young people. Lead professional in CAFs. Report writing, accurate record keeping, referrals to children and young people’s services, and maintenance of safeguarding files. Supporting SEN students with individual programmes and interventions. Working with LAC, devising support programmes and writing PEPs. Working within a multi-agency framework and attending weekly safeguarding meetings. Designated safeguarding role within KS4. Identifying problems in student’s attendance and devising supportive interventions to improve this. Devising support programmes, PSPs, and parental contracts for students with challenging behaviour in the classroom and supporting teachers with classroom management strategies.
Advanced Practitioner – Northampton College (2009-2012).
Responsible for supporting teachers to achieve grade one or two in the formal yearly observations. Responsible for co-observing in graded observations and giving feedback. Delivering training and producing resources on best practice in learning and teaching. Mentoring new teachers. Piloting action research projects with colleagues to improve creativity in teaching and learning. Teaching modules on DTLLS teaching qualification. Marking and assessing work for DTLLS level 5/6 qualification and IV responsibilities for other modules on programme. Target setting for students on DTLLS and assessment on how to improve. Meetings with university on DTLLS qualification and standardisation.
Lecturer in Social Science – Northampton College (2003-2012).
Setting up and delivering A’ level courses in AQA Philosophy, Religious Studies, Government and Politics, and Critical Thinking, as well as supervising students on the AQA Extended Project and teaching topics in A level Sociology and A level Communication and Culture. Responsible for designing resources, writing schemes of work and session plans, marking assignments, writing reports, writing self-assessment and delivering sessions in A’ level subjects. AS and A2 tutor with responsibility for setting up individual learning plans, monitoring and tracking progress in 1:1 sessions and UCAS. IV responsibility for HIstory Access assignments. Designing and teaching topic on Aesthetics on the HND in Photography. Designing and teaching an adult education Philosophy course, which ran for three years making a profit for College. Teaching study skills sessions and essay writing sessions.
Youth worker – Wolverhampton County Council (1996-1998)
Responsible for working with excluded young people; setting up young women’s groups, art projects and outreach work.
Bookseller – Books Etc (1990 – 1995)
Responsible for customer service, stocking social science and humanities books, and banking/cashing up.