Susan studied at CCCU from 1982-85 gaining a BA (Hons) Music with Radio, Film and TV studies and then worked for many years in Advertising & Design. After both her children reached senior school Susan decided to do a PGCE and has been working as a Primary School teacher ever since.
Susan is now a member of SLT and working as the Early Years Lead in a ‘’Lovely 2-form entry school in Swindon, Wiltshire’’. Susan’s school has been partially open since lockdown began, providing all children from Key Workers daily education and putting learning tasks onto the school’s Virtual Learning Platforms for children studying at home.
Susan says ‘’Something special which has come out of this whole unique situation is working closely with members of staff (and year groups) which we would not normally be able to do in the busy and full structure we all have in schools today. We have forged new relationships with colleagues and seen how are different teaching styles can combine creatively to excite and inspire our children. We already have some lovely collaborative projects within our school but these unusual teaching days with just a few children have proved to be very special to all involved’’.
Susan goes on to say ‘’So – nothing amazing here, but the story of a normal teacher in abnormal circumstances trying to make something really positive come out of what is truly a devastating time for our country…..
Thank you for the Alumni who remind me of very happy times as a student in Canterbury, and for everyone who is working to keep our ‘systems’ running during the Covid-19 lockdown’’.
We would like to say thank you to Susan for doing an amazing job and for sharing her story with us.