Christine is a fully qualified teacher and during her 15 years in education she has enjoyed the experience of working with children between the ages of 18 months and 15 years. She is a Maths Specialist Teacher (MaST) and confident in her ability to motivate children across the keystages to achieve in all areas of the curriculum including literacy and phonics.
Christine has a very wide range of experience with SEN, having planned for and taught children who have Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Autistim, Asbergers and many other global needs in both education and play environments. This 1:1 work with children with SEN hugely increases her ability to understand children’s needs.
Christine’s degree specialism is in Early Childhood Studies giving her a firm foundation in understanding child development and the learning process. Children of all ages learn through exploration and investigation, and benefit greatly from being able to come to their own conclusions, be it learning through play in the Foundation Stage, or practising specific skills in context through mathematical investigation in Key Stage 2. Without firm foundations, learning can be a frustrating experience for children. Her specific training means that Christine can locate gaps in teaching and learning and construct individual education packages specifically tailored to a child’s needs. Education naturally becomes a more rewarding process for both children and their families.
Christine always ensures that her lessons are carefully planned learning opportunities, scaffolding the child towards the intended goals, and making sure that everyone has fun along the way! Teaching is Christine’s passion, and she is intrinsically motivated by those special moments when a goal is achieved and a child understands something new; the world through a child’s eyes is eternally fascinating.