Viv has worked at Westcourt Primary and Nursery School since 2006 joining as an NQT. She is currently Acting Deputy Head, Years 1, 2 and 3 Phase leader, English and Music lead. Viv also teaches Year 2 for two days a week.
The majority of her teaching career has been spent in Upper KS2, particularly Year 6. Last year Viv taught Reception for a term and a half which she found very rewarding and insightful. Being a county moderator for Year 6 for the past two years has allowed Viv to work with a range of different schools and experience different approaches to English teaching. Viv has also led French, Science and Computing.
Responsibility for leading Online-Safety within the school has allowed her to engage with parents in events such as Safer Internet Day. Completing both the NPQML and NPQSL have been key to Viv's success as a leader within school because they gave her time to reflect on herself as a leader and gave her a range of different strategies and ideas to use when supporting others.
Viv has found leading music immensely rewarding. The school choir have taken part in many events such as the Thameside choral festival, singing at Bluewater shopping centre every Christmas and helping to raise money for local charities such as Demelza. Whole school productions are always a highlight of the year; Viv is very excited that the school will be taking part in their first PFT celebration this year. Viv is looking forward to being one of the PFT Pledge associates and helping to provide the children with even more creative and life-changing opportunities.