11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Science)
Natalie graduated with a Bachelor of Education (primary) from Victoria University and Wellington Teachers College (New Zealand) in 1992. She has since obtained her Masters in Education from Hertfordshire University. She pursued an international teaching career spanning 25 years, working in three continents, but with the last 20 years in England. She has ten years of classroom teaching experience in primary school and has specialised for a number of years in reading with a particular focus on comprehension skills and supporting struggling learners. She has experience in tailoring programmes to support children in the KS1 and KS2 SATs.
As an educator, Natalie has held leadership roles in Literacy and learning English as an Additional Language in KS1 and KS2 and has a thorough knowledge of the curriculum standards. She has developed effective strategies for using assessment to inform her teaching to ensure each child has a personalised programme suited to their needs. She has also spent nine years as an education consultant advising school leaders and teachers in how to accelerate the progress of pupils for whom English is an additional language.
Natalie loves working with children and greatly enjoys their passion for learning. She establishes rapport with her students and seeks to adapt lessons to the needs and learning style of the pupils. She creates stimulating and enjoyable learning experiences that ensure the students develop confidence in their own abilities.
Natalie enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and cycling and has coached children's netball. She greatly enjoys creative activities and can often be found doing clay modelling, painting or illustrating with her own two children.
Natalie qualified to teach Primary education in 2002 UK, 1992 NZ, and holds a Qualified Teaching Status (UK) from Department for Education and Skills.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of Hertfordshire||Masters in Education||2014|
|Institute of Education, London||Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Consultancy for Leadership Development||2010|
|Victoria University||Bachelor of Education||1992|
|Wellington College of Education||Diploma of Teaching||1992|
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I have known Natalie in a professional capacity for 20 years as a Year 6 class teacher, EAL teacher, EAL Consultant for the London Borough of Brent and more recently as a Reading Recovery teacher. I have deep respect and regard for Natalie's work. She is a reflective practitioner who strives for and achieves excellence. She is conscientious, punctual and has excellent relationships with both staff and pupils. Her outcomes with hard to teach children are excellent - she can teach the lowest attaining children so that they reach the standard expectation and beyond for their age group. I commend Natalie wholeheartedly. She would be an asset to your organisation.
Monday, 17th June 2019
Natalie is an excellent teacher who is able to work in many different ways. Currently she is the Reading Inclusion teacher at our school which also includes 1:1 Reading Recovery. Natalie has a lovely nature which immediately puts both children and adults at ease. She goes the extra mile for children; with much success. Natalie has outstanding pedagogical knowledge as well as curriculum knowledge. She will be a real asset to any role she take on.
Monday, 17th June 2019
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