I am Learning Captain.
I spent most of my primary school years in Dover. When asked, ‘What do you remember about school?’ I struggle to answer.
I had extra support for my speech and language difficulties which meant I hardly learnt with my peers. Most afternoons consisted of intervention, after intervention, after intervention.
In the Summer of 1999, my parents moved to a village outside of Canterbury called Adisham. I attended a new primary school. When my parents explained the ‘support’ I had in my previous school, the head teacher explained that I will not be leaving the classroom but I will do my learning with my peers.
I went to a great secondary school. Yes, I had to work hard to catch up with my peers- but that’s what I did.
I went into primary teaching because I want every child to have a great education, regardless of who they are or where they come from. There are no excuses, there are no exceptions. Every Child.
I am now a primary headteacher.