Woodland Director \ SMT Handover
In 2005 my family and I moved from Devon to Pembrokeshire so that our two children could attend Nant-y-Cwm Steiner School! Working locally in Bush School Pembroke Dock as Project Manager and tutor, teaching a variety of Countryside Management courses and woodwork, I started to help as a parent at the school; organising work- days and supporting the Games Curriculum. In September 2007 I began my journey as a class teacher, then in 2021 I became the games subject teacher.
After graduating in Environmental Science from Plymouth University in 1995 I had previously worked as the Education Co-ordinator at Moors Valley Country Park (next door to Ringwood Steiner School). Planning the curriculum and delivering to large groups of children. I then progressed to support local education initiatives and home education groups, leading a variety of environmental education activities and games, before joining Bush Comprehensive.
Working as a Class Teacher in a Waldorf School however, was a very new and different challenge! To support this work, I completed the NESTT ‘Teaching as an Art’ training course. This was very inspiring and, along with support from my partner Niki (Kindergarten Teacher), I began to deepen my knowledge and understanding of what inspires how we work with the children. This understanding continues to develop and nourish me as I learn alongside all the different classes I have had the pleasure of sharing the curriculum with.
I really enjoy cooking (and eating!), numerous sporting activities, yoga, meditation and spending time with my family.
Qualifications: Environmental Science, NESTT ‘Teaching as an Art’
Start Date: September, 2007
Member of: Woodland Team