I have always wanted to be a Primary teacher because I believe every child deserves a fair start in life and has the potential to succeed. I want to help each child build their confidence and find their own voice, as I have. I want to give pupils the keys to unlock their learning, the opportunity to pursue their passions, and the chance to thrive in a positive environment regardless of their background. I hope to be a supportive and inspiring teacher. I believe it is crucial that learning is made fun and accessible to all.
I have wanted to be a Primary teacher for all of my life, apart from when I wanted to be a lollipop lady in nursery! I even remember writing a poem in Primary 4 called ‘Teacher Tastic’ about all the tasks I would love to do as a teacher, such as preparing the paint for art lessons and making the class rules. I love teaching and helping people to do new things and feel an enormous sense of fulfilment when someone achieves something they have previously struggled with. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to inspire and shape the lives of future generations.
Volunteering twice weekly at my local Primary school, during my final years at high school, gave me a huge insight into the role and responsibilities of a teacher. I observed that being a Primary teacher is challenging but highly rewarding. There was never a dull moment!