Meet the Teacher – Mrs Woodcraft Year 3
Mrs Woodcraft has been a teacher at Long Close School for 15 years and currently teaches Year 3.
- How long have you been a teacher and how long at Long Close?
I have been a teacher at Long Close School for the past fifteen years and during that time I have taught across the departments in EYFS, Key Stages 1 & 2 and Senior Girls Games.
- If you taught before, where did you teach and what subjects?
I have experience of teaching at different primary independent and state schools. This experience helped me to make the decision that being a teacher in the private sector was the career path for me. I thoroughly enjoy teaching in smaller groups as this enables me to get to know the children well, both academically and socially.
- Why did you become a teacher and what do you enjoy most about the job?
I have always wanted to be a teacher and can remember from an early age carrying out role play games with my sister. The best part of the job for me is seeing the changes in each and every child during their journey of education.
- What was your favourite subject at school?
Without a doubt English and History, I am passionate about reading and am an avid bookworm! Being an inquisitive leaner, I find History as a concept fascinating and have always enjoyed finding out new exciting facts about the past.
- What are your hobbies outside of teaching?
Staying active is really important to me and I thoroughly enjoy going for long walks, bike rides and swimming. I have recently taken up Yoga too which is a great way to relax and unwind at the same time.
- How are you staying motivated during lockdown?
Spending time with my family and creating lots of special memories together has been a real blessing during this lockdown period.
- Who or what has been the greatest positive influence on your life?
My parents have had a huge positive influence on my life in terms of instilling the importance of family values, compassion and empathy for others and work ethic. Having a healthy balance between home and work life has helped shape the teacher I am today.
Published on: 3rd March 2021