My name is Sam Young and I started teaching at HeadStart in 2020. I am the Homeroom Teacher for Year 1 Blue. Over the past year, I have loved living and working in Thailand; eating amazing food, meeting wonderful people and visiting the most beautiful places. I love to explore and am a big lover of animals. I enjoy diving in beautiful dive sites where there are thousands of sea creatures as well as exploring jungles, looking for the most wonderful wildlife. I was born in a town called Burton-On-Trent in the UK but moved to Cheltenham where I gained my Undergraduate Degree in Primary Education. Since completing my degree, I have spent 5 years teaching in Bristol. For the first 4 years, I taught in Reception and have spent the most recent academic year teaching Year 1. I truly feel blessed to be a teacher as it is such a rewarding profession. It is so satisfying seeing children get excited about learning and watching them grow into confident, independent learners. “Teamwork makes the dream work” is a phrase I often use in my class. Successful teams support each other, have positive relationships and respect everyone. I want my team to believe they are the best and can do anything that they set their minds to. I cannot wait to meet my new class and help them become the best that they can be – we are going to have a brilliant year! If there is anything you wish to talk to me about please come to see me.