Hello and Sawadee ka! My name is Bridie Roche and I am Homeroom Teacher for Year 1 White. This will be my first year teaching at HeadStart and I am really looking forward to getting started. My teaching journey began at Canterbury Christ Church University in England, where I studied Primary Education. I then moved back to work in a school near my hometown of Buckingham. I taught there for 4 years, working in both Year 3 and Year 1. I am passionate about making each and every child’s experience of primary school a positive one and strive to ensure this happens in my classroom. I am inspired by children’s curiosity and inquisitive nature. Having qualified as a Level 3 Forest School practitioner, I hugely value to the role of the natural environment in my lessons. It has been a pleasure to have seen the positive impact of spending time outdoors on the personal growth of my pupils and their learning. When placed at the centre of their learning journey and given opportunities to make their own decisions, children are able to fully explore their own lines of enquiry. This has proved an invaluable approach to learning and one that I will ensure is implemented in my classroom. Throughout this academic year, I will devote myself to developing confident learners when working independently or collaboratively by encouraging and nurturing the children’s growth mindset. My classroom will always be a safe and secure environment for the children to make mistakes and take risks. Their thinking will be challenged in a positive context and the children will always be praised for their efforts. I greatly value my role as a teacher and take pride in ensuring that all pupils in my care receive the opportunities, support and encouragement to reach their full potential. If there is anything you wish to talk to me about, please come and see me. Thank you and khob khun ka!