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Ceri Jones Joins Year 5

Posted: 1st September 2020

Ceri Jones Joins Year 5

A warm welcome to Ceri Jones who joins us at Skippers as one of our Year 5 teachers

What attracted you to the role at Skippers?

I was very excited to accept the role at Skippers because of their commitment to children being seen as an individual. The school is set in a spectacular area which helps the school to promote outdoor learning, something else in which I'm interested in. Their commitment to ensuring every child is happy is one I have followed over my many years in schools. The support provided to the parents from the school is shown on the comments made by the pupils on the website and this shows a family feel is maintained to develop the pupil's learning.


What skills and experience can you bring to Skippers?

I have been working in primary schools for the past 24 years and over that time have supported many pupils, who each have their own personalities, this has enabled me to develop positive relationships with all pupils and parents. Throughout this time I have gained experience in all areas of the curriculum and in particular sport, as I see this as an area that develops confidence in pupils who may struggle with other parts of the curriculum. I am passionate about teaching and the positive role model I can be for pupils.


Why did you decide to become a teacher?

Having struggled with some subjects at school myself, I then had children of my own and found that positive support from home can lead a child to be happy in school and gain confidence. From supporting my own children I developed a love of helping children to achieve and so became a support assistant. Once my own children were at secondary school I continued to work while completing my teaching degree and have enjoyed every minute since, from residential trips to wet playtimes!


What’s the best thing about being a teacher?

The look on a child's face when they have understood or succeeded in something is priceless, it is why I love my job. The smallest sense of achievement can make all the difference in a child's life. I have always felt proud to say I'm a teacher and that I can make a difference.


What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time I do a lot of walking, cycling and travelling to watch small local football teams. I watch my son play football when I can and enjoy frequent afternoon teas with my daughter. I live in a rural village with my partner and so am surrounded by stunning scenery. I go to watch horse racing and particularly enjoy Ascot.

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