I hold a Bed(Hons) degree in primary education from Kingston University and have taught in a variety of state and private schools across London, covering both single-sexed and mixed school environments.
I took a break from teaching in schools when my children were born although carried on teaching English privately in the run up to year six SAT tests. It was through doing this work that I became aware of the affect stress and anxiety can have on the mind as well as the body and how this can affect learning. Through giving them coping strategies the children became aware of how their mind can be used to HELP themselves rather than HINDER - in turn having an affect on their learning and their behaviour. This led the way to an interest in the link between mind and body - specifically in relation to children.
I have completed a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) which then enabled me to apply for the Mindfulness in Schools Project programme (MiSP).
I am now trained in delivering the .b curriculum to children aged 11-16 as well as the paws .b curriculum for children aged 7-11.