Natalie Kelly

CCF

If I look back now, my flight path started at a young age of 12 years old when I joined the Army Cadet Force. During my time as a cadet up-to the age of 16 I gained the rank of Cadet Sergeant and obtained a 4 Star Cadre training badge, along with developing many social skills and participating in County and Country level sports and fitness competitions. This inspired me to join the Army at the Age of 16, to which I continued an exemplary career onto the age of 25 as a Telecommunications Engineer, gaining NVQ Level 2,3,4 and an AMA in Telecommunications Engineering.

 

My flight path changed in 2011 to which I decided to leave the Armed Forces and further my aspirations and Education. I graduated with an FD in Sports and Fitness Management with Business at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013. Following this I spent 2 years in Industry in a Human Resources Role.

 

I was introduced into The Education Sector in 2017 where I took on a role as Teaching School Officer with a Multi Academy Trust in Halton. My responsibilities entailed all aspects of Staff CPD, Teacher Training working with Liverpool John Moores University across the North West and School improvement arrangements, and support within my Multi Academy Trust and external trusts situated in the North West. During this role I found a passion for Education.

 

My position as Teaching Scholar and Marketing Administrator here at the Kings Academy Warrington was influenced by a senior member of staff, who has seen a potential in my ability to become a practitioner of Education.

 

I am heavily inspired by professionals around me, praise and encouragement. Without the support I have had from my superiors, colleagues and friends over the years, I would not be in the position I am now. I respond considerably well to constructive feedback, both positive and negative, there is always a place in my life for personal development.

 

I thrive off knowing that I have made a difference to a pupil’s day. Whether it be Pastoral or Academically – If I know that I have made a difference I am happy, and in my role as Graduate Teaching Scholar, working closely with small group interventions this is frequent.