Welcome to The Reading Doctor Chipping Norton
Having trained for 4 years at Nottingham Trent University, I graduated with a teaching degree in 2003. Up until 2014, I taught full-time in primary schools, predominantly in Reception and Key Stage One, where there is a strong focus on embedding key reading skills. I gradually worked up to a senior teaching position and I loved having an impact on whole school learning.
I have worked with many children over my career, including children with a range of special educational needs and children who have English as an additional language. I always try to teach concepts in an exciting and engaging way while making sure children are actively involved in their own learning. I also aim to provide an environment where children are comfortable to take risks and learn from mistakes.
We moved to Oxfordshire in 2014 and I have had the privilege of being at home supporting my own three children. I continued to volunteer within the education sector though, as a school governor, pre-school chair and a volunteer in the classroom. I have recently completed my master’s degree in psychology and my dissertation focused on how primary school teachers conceptualise dyslexia.
I had been searching for a route back into education that used my experience and recent education but also provided the opportunity for continued learning and development. When I met the Reading Doctor founder Deborah, it was very clear we held the same values and passion for reading. I am excited to be part of a team whose mission is to make a difference in children’s lives. Reading is at the core of everything we do, so fostering an ability to read confidently, alongside a desire to want to do it, is the greatest foundation a child can have.
I am delighted to be the first Reading Doctor for Chipping Norton so please do get in touch if you think tutoring or intervention would benefit your child, or children within your school.