Grace entered the teaching profession after roles in the charity and youth work sectors including working as Project Manager for Cheshire Young Carers and as a Youth Officer at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. Both roles demonstrated the impact that a range of factors can have on a child’s education and gave Grace a solid understanding of complex safeguarding issues.
Currently teaching in Year 3 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Grace is also the Science Leader. This has brought some interesting opportunities and added another dimension to her workload and Grace is particularly interested in developing STEM across her school. The highlight of her teaching career to date has been participating in the Tim Peake Primary Project, a hugely successful education outreach programme to coincide with the British astronaut’s mission to space. As a result of her participation in this project, Grace was selected to take part in a live link up with Tim Peake at the STEM centre in York, and also to take a group of pupils to meet the man himself at a high profile celebration event.
Grace’s involvement with KNSTE started when she completed the Reflecting on Practice Masters module. This then resulted in being asked to speak to the Science specialists and she is now looking forward to getting more involved. Grace also has experience of being a Teacher Educator and finds working with teachers at the very beginning of their careers an extremely rewarding and interesting experience.