After completing my degree and a PGCE in London, I worked for several years for Selfridges in London, joining them as a Graduate trainee and studying retail management before working as a manager in Executive Customer Relations and the Mail Order division.
I have now been teaching for over 27 years, 10 of which were spent overseas in Africa. I have three daughters, two of whom are also teachers, which leads to some interesting and informative conversations!
I am passionate about Values Education and Learning Outside the Classroom, and I am delighted that during the time I have been at Long Crendon we have been able to embrace and develop these.
I love being Headteacher at Long Crendon School and am privileged to work with such wonderful staff and children and supportive parents and Governors.
I have worked in schools for over 15 years and have never had the same day twice! I love the variety that it brings and feel privileged to be part of the lives of the children at Long Crendon School.
I strongly believe that the wellbeing of a child is paramount to their learning and am a huge ambassador for promoting Growth Mindset in all walks of life! I studied Psychology at university and worked in that field for a couple of years before embarking on my teaching career.
I feel very lucky to work in such a nurturing school and strong community.
I have been teaching, first in London and now in Bucks, for over 25 years. My first degree is in English and History and I also have a Masters in Education.
I love the variety that a career in teaching affords. No two days are ever the same!
This school has been a huge part of my life for many years as I have three children of my own who all attended. I am really proud to be part of the team which helped educate them. I hope that I can share my enthusiasm and knowledge with your children so that they can enjoy their time here as much as my own did.
My first degree was in French and German, which was followed by a couple of years working in London and Oslo as a strategy consultant. Having decided that that definitely was not the job for me, I took a year out and then trained as a teacher. For 13 years I worked as a languages teacher at Aylesbury High School, where I was also fortunate to be able to do outreach in many of the local primary schools. When I decided to go back to teaching full-time after having my family, it was the primary school part of the job that appealed to me most, which is why I left AHS and came to Long Crendon School in 2014. I have never looked back since - I love the variety and creativity that being a primary school teacher offers, as well as the opportunity to get to know the individuals in my class really well.
Initially I did a degree in Agriculture and worked as an animal nutritionist for several years before embarking on a teaching career. Strangely, when I did my PGCE at Oxford Brookes in 94/95, I did my long summer teaching practice here, at Long Crendon, with Year 6.
This was followed by teaching posts in Berkshire and Oxfordshire before taking a career break to have my children.
Good luck brought me back to this area and in 2014 I was fortunate to become a part time teacher here.
After completing my Law Degree at the University of Sunderland I went to work in the Banking and Retail sectors in Scotland and the North East of England for a number of years. I have always loved working with children so decided that the time was right to go into teaching. I completed my PGCE at the University of Northumbria. I have taught in schools in Northumberland for the past 2 years during my PGCE and was lucky to secure my current job teaching Year 4 at Long Crendon in July 2017. I play Rugby locally and am a qualified Rugby Coach and referee which I love to use in school.
Hi, I’m Miss Brown.
From a young age I knew I wanted to be a teacher. So, after completing my BA Hons Degree in Canterbury I was excited to get started!
10 years on, I have been lucky enough to gain experience of working in different schools and across both KS1 and KS2.
I came to Long Crendon Primary after a year out travelling, with my ‘claim to fame’ being the 2 months I spent working as an Elf for Father Christmas! I have loved my time here so far and look forward to the new challenges ahead.
My job inspires me everyday and I thoroughly enjoy teaching and watching the children become more confident, independent learners that have a great attitude towards reaching goals and challenging themselves.
After graduating with a degree in Psychology and Anthropology, I went travelling around Asia and Australia and then came back to work in Tiny Acorns Nursery. It was during that time that I felt that I wanted to pursue a career in teaching and volunteered here at Long Crendon! I decided to do my PGCE and after qualifying, taught in KS2 and did supply work around Oxfordshire. When the post came up to Long Crendon, I jumped at the chance! I feel very proud to be working at such a great school with such a great team of people. I love that every day is different and supporting the children grow as creative learners during their last year of KS1.
I first started teaching in September 2007, I’m not really sure where that time has gone! After a short break snowboarding in Whistler and backpacking around Asia, I returned to teaching and found my niche in Key Stage 1. I love the variety each day brings and being part of those eureka moments when a child realises they can do something for the first time.
I joined Long Crendon in 2013 and I feel so fortunate to work in such a happy, nurturing school.
After completing a degree in Journalism, I worked for ten years as a Broadcast Journalist. When my own children started school, I loved volunteering in their classes and was invited to become a Teaching Assistant. After three years, I went on to complete on-the-job teacher training in another outstanding school in London.
A family relocation has brought us to beautiful Bucks; we have been made to feel extremely welcome in the school community. I feel privileged to spend time with the children, to see them grow and thrive in a nurturing environment. I can’t think of a more rewarding career change!
I started my career in education, working as a learning assistant in a special school integrating children with autism into mainstream primary schools. I realised that working with young children was a rewarding vocation and something I wanted to pursue.
I have an honours degree in Interior Architecture and have trained and worked in media production as a camera operator and editor among other things. I have a keen interest in photography and videography and now use these skills to support the role of learning and reflection at school.
I have had the privilege of travelling the world and have experienced many different cultures and ways of life. I believe that we are very lucky to have an education in this country and it is important to remember that there are many children in the world who don’t have the same life chances that we do. It is my aim to share this perspective and help the children I work with understand how lucky they are.
Growing up with a father as a Headteacher I felt inspired to be a teacher from a very young age! I completed a 4 year BEd (Hons) in Plymouth where I had the opportunity to teach in many different schools. I have taught in some very deprived areas which ignited a real passion for teaching with an understanding of the incredible impact a teacher can have on an individual’s life. As a teacher I feel privileged to spend the day with 30 or so amazing people! I have been teaching for 17 years and have taught all year groups within the primary school and love them all in different ways. I was Head of a Lower School in Wallingford before deciding to travel around the world. I have taught in Thailand, Kenya and Tanzania which were amazing opportunities. In 2005 I came to Long Crendon School which was where I came as a child myself! Since having my own three children I have been the special educational needs co-ordinator (SENDCO) part-time. I have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs and continue to love working with young people who never cease to make me smile.
I trained as a PE teacher at Bedford College of Physical Education (Bed Hons). I went on to teach at Secondary schools in Windsor & Sandhurst, teaching PE and science and coordinating PSHE. I took a break from teaching to bring up my three boys, but continued to be involved with children through volunteer work. I returned to teaching part time as a Year 6 teacher at St.Joseph’s in Thame before coming to Long Crendon School (where all my boys attended), initially as a TA but now in the role of PE teacher. I love inspiring children to be physically active and creating opportunities for them to experience a wide range of sporting activities.
I loved learning when I was at school, Maths, Science and DT were my favourite subjects. I went on to get a degree in Biology from Warwick Uni then spent a large chunk of my working life in London as a business analyst and then as an IT development programme manager. After moving to Long Crendon and having children I made a conscious decision to have more fun and spend more time in our beautiful countryside. Since 2010 I have been helping set up and run an outdoor learning centre at The College Farm in Long Crendon, where we host all sorts of outdoor learning experiences for all sorts of people. I have been a part time Teaching Assistant at Long Crendon School since 2012, working with both KS1 and KS2 children. I have since gained my Forest School Leader qualification and now run Forest School sessions here at school for all KS1 and KS2 children once a week, every week....even if it rains....and I love it!