My name is Kirsty and I am now entering my fifth year of teaching at the primary level, the majority of which has been in Key Stage One which I absolutely love. I am from the North West of England and grew up in the city of Manchester. I studied at The University of Leeds in Yorkshire, gaining a degree in History and Sociology, before returning to The University of Manchester to complete my PGCE with the TeachFirst graduate programme. I love being in the classroom and I am very passionate about developing positive relationships with pupils and providing creative and engaging learning opportunities. I aim to inspire a love of learning within children and develop inquisitive and creative learners who are keen to investigate and ask questions throughout their learning journey. Through creating both a safe and challenging learning environment, I am also keen to develop resilient learners with a commitment to overcoming challenges with the support and collaboration of both their peers and teachers. I believe it is vital to provide children with a wealth of experiences and opportunities in order for them to flourish in all areas of the curriculum. I have a passion for reading and am keen to install my love of reading and stories within the pupils. I was also able to continue my passion for my degree subject of History in my last position as humanities lead, and am therefore very much looking forward to teaching a rich and creative humanities curriculum at HeadStart. Outside of the classroom I love to travel, and as this is my first time to Phuket, I am extremely excited to explore the area and visit all the amazing places that this beautiful island has to offer. I am really looking forward to the year ahead and I look forward to the pleasure of teaching your children and getting to know you all.