Hello and Sawadee ka! My name is Kirsty and I am from the North West of England, having grown 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 am now entering my sixth year of teaching at the primary level and have experience working across both Key Stage 1 and 2. Alongside being a Year 4 homeroom teacher, I am also the Subject Coordinator for Primary Science and the Phase Leader for Lower Key Stage 2. 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. Outside of the classroom, I also have a keen interest in History and learning about the past and culture of other places. I therefore love to travel and enjoy exploring the many beautiful places both within and around Phuket. 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.