Art is a subject that helps to nourish and develop a childs creativity, self- expression, perseverance and communication skills. Whilst expanding a childs ability to interact with the world around them, becoming more culturally diverse citizens. When I look back at my childhood I always had a strong passion for art and eventually progressed to studying fine art and fashion at sixth-form where I won multiple awards and was lucky enough to have my work displayed at the Mall gallery in London. It is this passion for the arts that that led me to study at the University of Chester, where I was awarded a first-class Honours degree in Fine Art and the ‘Fine Artist of the Year’ award. I continued studying at Chester and progressed to study my Post Graduate Certificate in Education. When studying for my degree I decided to go on a two-month summer art residency in Cyprus; this allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of a different culture and learn new techniques such as ceramics, stone carving and tapestry.
At King’s Leadership Academy students are provided a broad, balanced curriculum that helps to enhance students creatively, academically and culturally, showing students that there is a ‘life outside of Warrington’ and to never dream too big. King’s focus on social equality in order to ensure the intellectual, social and emotional success of each pupil is one of the reasons why I decided to become a teacher. Growing up in an area classed as deprived I felt a level of inequality, it was my art teacher who supported me and helped me to believe in myself. I strive to be this supportive figure to the students I teach, helping to support them with achieving their dreams.
Educating students about the Arts is the most rewarding career and I am unbelievably proud to be part of King’s and have the opportunity to grow as a practitioner in this thriving school. Every student has the opportunity to a top- quality education, no matter what their background is, showing pupils that there is no limit to what they can achieve.