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Christine Townsend

School: St Augustine's Junior School
Job Title: Lower School English Co-ordinator

Currently teach Y3 - taught Y2-4 for 7 years and was Literacy Lead; taught secondary English to Y7-11 plus post 16 GCSE resits for 7 years before moving back to primary teaching last year.

Shabana Hussain

School: Various as I do supply
Job Title: English Teacher

I am a qualified secondary school English Teacher. I have been teaching since 2004 and I have a passion for poetry and making writing fun. I LOVE competitions and always make an effort to incorporate some within my teaching to inspire students to write for fun with an added bonus of prizes to win.

Ian Williams

School: St Serf's Primary School
Job Title: Primary Class Teacher

I have been teaching in primary schools across Central Scotland for over 16 years. I spent seven years specialising in Expressive Arts but returned to class teaching in 2014. I currently teach a P7 class (11-12 year olds) and love every bit of my job. While I am trained and experienced in teaching pupils of all ages, my preference is to work with the upper primary years.

Rosie Wybrow

School: The Beacon School
Job Title: Teacher of English and Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator

I have been a Secondary school English teacher for 6 years now after training in Key Stages 2 and 3, and I specialise in making learning accessible for students of all abilities. I especially focus on engaging demotivated or low ability writers with active learning strategies and creative challenges that don't require students to write more, but to improve the quality of their work, think more creatively and take more risks in their writing and express their ideas without fear of getting things 'wrong'.

Marcus Joseph

School: Granby Primary School
Job Title: Reading Coordinator / Peripateteic Music Teacher

Reading Coordinator, music teacher and creative arts mentor in a primary school and I have experience working in secondary schools. Regularly teach spoken word workshops and hold an annual spoken word sharing performance with the students.

Donna Lamb

School: St Luke's Nursery and Preschool
Job Title: Manager

My name is Donna and although I am a qualified Teacher of Music I am now the Manager of St Luke's Nursery and Preschool. This was never my intended career route but I LOVE it and could never imagine doing anything else. As well as managing the nursery I also have a passion for the local youth and I run a youth centre voluntarily in my spare time. I have around 200 children day to day then when I get home I have 2 of my own who I dote upon, they are my world! I love to read, mainly children's books, I have even written my own children's book, all in all I just love being with kids, I guess I just never grew up!

Rachael Redgate

School: Marr College
Job Title: English Teacher

I have been teaching English for four years and run the school's creative writing club, which meets every week. So far pupils have successfully written poems, short stories and flash fiction.

Poppy Ould

School: Longthorpe Primary School
Job Title: Year 6 Teacher

Hi, my name is Poppy Ould and I have been teaching for 4 years in Peterborough. For the last three years I have taught Year 6, but I have been involved with most year groups at some points, as I started out as a Teaching Assistant before completing my PGCE. I really enjoy teaching maths, literacy and PE, as I am also a dance teacher in the evenings. I love reading children's books; The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter and The Hobbit are my favourite!

Kim Granger

School: Heltwate Special School
Job Title: Assistant Head Teacher

Hello, my name is Kim and I'm a Special Educational Needs Teacher at Heltwate Special School in Bretton. I've been teaching for 5 years and currently lead on Literacy across the school, alongside a colleague. I work within Heltwate's Rainbow Rooms provision, which caters for students with ASC. I love reading, grammar, poetry and kitty cats!

Lyndsay Arling

School: Werrington Primary School
Job Title: Year 2 Teacher

Hello my name is Lyndsay Arling and I am currently Year 2 teacher at Werrington Primary School. I have been teaching for 13 years, two of which were in Australia. I have taught every year group from Reception to Year 6. At the moment I am in charge of English, which I enjoy as I can really instil in the children the love of English that I have.

Christine Townsend

School: St Augustine's Junior School
Job Title: Lower School English Co-ordinator

Currently teach Y3 - taught Y2-4 for 7 years and was Literacy Lead; taught secondary English to Y7-11 plus post 16 GCSE resits for 7 years before moving back to primary teaching last year.

Shabana Hussain

School: Various as I do supply
Job Title: English Teacher

I am a qualified secondary school English Teacher. I have been teaching since 2004 and I have a passion for poetry and making writing fun. I LOVE competitions and always make an effort to incorporate some within my teaching to inspire students to write for fun with an added bonus of prizes to win.

Ian Williams

School: St Serf's Primary School
Job Title: Primary Class Teacher

I have been teaching in primary schools across Central Scotland for over 16 years. I spent seven years specialising in Expressive Arts but returned to class teaching in 2014. I currently teach a P7 class (11-12 year olds) and love every bit of my job. While I am trained and experienced in teaching pupils of all ages, my preference is to work with the upper primary years.

Rosie Wybrow

School: The Beacon School
Job Title: Teacher of English and Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator

I have been a Secondary school English teacher for 6 years now after training in Key Stages 2 and 3, and I specialise in making learning accessible for students of all abilities. I especially focus on engaging demotivated or low ability writers with active learning strategies and creative challenges that don't require students to write more, but to improve the quality of their work, think more creatively and take more risks in their writing and express their ideas without fear of getting things 'wrong'.

Marcus Joseph

School: Granby Primary School
Job Title: Reading Coordinator / Peripateteic Music Teacher

Reading Coordinator, music teacher and creative arts mentor in a primary school and I have experience working in secondary schools. Regularly teach spoken word workshops and hold an annual spoken word sharing performance with the students.

Donna Lamb

School: St Luke's Nursery and Preschool
Job Title: Manager

My name is Donna and although I am a qualified Teacher of Music I am now the Manager of St Luke's Nursery and Preschool. This was never my intended career route but I LOVE it and could never imagine doing anything else. As well as managing the nursery I also have a passion for the local youth and I run a youth centre voluntarily in my spare time. I have around 200 children day to day then when I get home I have 2 of my own who I dote upon, they are my world! I love to read, mainly children's books, I have even written my own children's book, all in all I just love being with kids, I guess I just never grew up!

Rachael Redgate

School: Marr College
Job Title: English Teacher

I have been teaching English for four years and run the school's creative writing club, which meets every week. So far pupils have successfully written poems, short stories and flash fiction.

Poppy Ould

School: Longthorpe Primary School
Job Title: Year 6 Teacher

Hi, my name is Poppy Ould and I have been teaching for 4 years in Peterborough. For the last three years I have taught Year 6, but I have been involved with most year groups at some points, as I started out as a Teaching Assistant before completing my PGCE. I really enjoy teaching maths, literacy and PE, as I am also a dance teacher in the evenings. I love reading children's books; The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter and The Hobbit are my favourite!

Kim Granger

School: Heltwate Special School
Job Title: Assistant Head Teacher

Hello, my name is Kim and I'm a Special Educational Needs Teacher at Heltwate Special School in Bretton. I've been teaching for 5 years and currently lead on Literacy across the school, alongside a colleague. I work within Heltwate's Rainbow Rooms provision, which caters for students with ASC. I love reading, grammar, poetry and kitty cats!

Lyndsay Arling

School: Werrington Primary School
Job Title: Year 2 Teacher

Hello my name is Lyndsay Arling and I am currently Year 2 teacher at Werrington Primary School. I have been teaching for 13 years, two of which were in Australia. I have taught every year group from Reception to Year 6. At the moment I am in charge of English, which I enjoy as I can really instil in the children the love of English that I have.

Christine Townsend

School: St Augustine's Junior School
Job Title: Lower School English Co-ordinator

Currently teach Y3 - taught Y2-4 for 7 years and was Literacy Lead; taught secondary English to Y7-11 plus post 16 GCSE resits for 7 years before moving back to primary teaching last year.

Shabana Hussain

School: Various as I do supply
Job Title: English Teacher

I am a qualified secondary school English Teacher. I have been teaching since 2004 and I have a passion for poetry and making writing fun. I LOVE competitions and always make an effort to incorporate some within my teaching to inspire students to write for fun with an added bonus of prizes to win.

Ian Williams

School: St Serf's Primary School
Job Title: Primary Class Teacher

I have been teaching in primary schools across Central Scotland for over 16 years. I spent seven years specialising in Expressive Arts but returned to class teaching in 2014. I currently teach a P7 class (11-12 year olds) and love every bit of my job. While I am trained and experienced in teaching pupils of all ages, my preference is to work with the upper primary years.

Rosie Wybrow

School: The Beacon School
Job Title: Teacher of English and Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator

I have been a Secondary school English teacher for 6 years now after training in Key Stages 2 and 3, and I specialise in making learning accessible for students of all abilities. I especially focus on engaging demotivated or low ability writers with active learning strategies and creative challenges that don't require students to write more, but to improve the quality of their work, think more creatively and take more risks in their writing and express their ideas without fear of getting things 'wrong'.

Marcus Joseph

School: Granby Primary School
Job Title: Reading Coordinator / Peripateteic Music Teacher

Reading Coordinator, music teacher and creative arts mentor in a primary school and I have experience working in secondary schools. Regularly teach spoken word workshops and hold an annual spoken word sharing performance with the students.

Donna Lamb

School: St Luke's Nursery and Preschool
Job Title: Manager

My name is Donna and although I am a qualified Teacher of Music I am now the Manager of St Luke's Nursery and Preschool. This was never my intended career route but I LOVE it and could never imagine doing anything else. As well as managing the nursery I also have a passion for the local youth and I run a youth centre voluntarily in my spare time. I have around 200 children day to day then when I get home I have 2 of my own who I dote upon, they are my world! I love to read, mainly children's books, I have even written my own children's book, all in all I just love being with kids, I guess I just never grew up!

Rachael Redgate

School: Marr College
Job Title: English Teacher

I have been teaching English for four years and run the school's creative writing club, which meets every week. So far pupils have successfully written poems, short stories and flash fiction.

Poppy Ould

School: Longthorpe Primary School
Job Title: Year 6 Teacher

Hi, my name is Poppy Ould and I have been teaching for 4 years in Peterborough. For the last three years I have taught Year 6, but I have been involved with most year groups at some points, as I started out as a Teaching Assistant before completing my PGCE. I really enjoy teaching maths, literacy and PE, as I am also a dance teacher in the evenings. I love reading children's books; The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter and The Hobbit are my favourite!

Kim Granger

School: Heltwate Special School
Job Title: Assistant Head Teacher

Hello, my name is Kim and I'm a Special Educational Needs Teacher at Heltwate Special School in Bretton. I've been teaching for 5 years and currently lead on Literacy across the school, alongside a colleague. I work within Heltwate's Rainbow Rooms provision, which caters for students with ASC. I love reading, grammar, poetry and kitty cats!

Lyndsay Arling

School: Werrington Primary School
Job Title: Year 2 Teacher

Hello my name is Lyndsay Arling and I am currently Year 2 teacher at Werrington Primary School. I have been teaching for 13 years, two of which were in Australia. I have taught every year group from Reception to Year 6. At the moment I am in charge of English, which I enjoy as I can really instil in the children the love of English that I have.

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