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Introducing Our New Year 2 Teacher Miss Page

Posted: 7th July 2020

Introducing Our New Year 2 Teacher Miss Page

We are so excited to be welcoming Marianne Page to Skippers as our new Year 2 teacher from September 2020 

What attracted you to the role at Skippers?

I am so excited to be joining the Skippers Hill team as a class teacher in September. Having attended
Skippers myself as a pupil I know what a fantastic, friendly school it is with a very strong sense of family
community at its heart. I am relocating back to East Sussex, my home county, to be closer to my family and I
have always dreamt of returning to Skippers as a teacher one day. I am delighted to have been offered this
exciting opportunity as it will enable me to combine my passion, commitment and experience of teaching and
learning with the extra-curricular skills that I developed through my own prep school education.

What skills and experience can you bring to Skippers?

I am a highly motivated, passionate and enthusiastic qualified Primary School Teacher with four years of
progressive teaching experience. After graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a 2:1 honours BSc in
Psychology, I progressed from Learning Support Assistant, through to my first position as Class Teacher to
my current role as Key Stage One Leader. I have a strong understanding of the Primary Curriculum with
particular experience in KS1 where I have planned and delivered daily, engaging, cross-curricular lessons in
an ‘Outstanding’ school environment.
I have a love of music and was brought up in a musical family environment (as well as being Head Chorister
at Skippers in my final year!). I have passed Associated Board of Music exams in singing and recorder at
grade 5, violin at grade 3 and piano at grade 4 and have a passion for musical theatre. I am also a very keen
sports person. I have competed in gymnastics at county level, used to play regularly in all my school sports
teams and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Why did you decide to become a teacher?

I have a very nurturing, positive and empathetic personality and I always wanted to channel these traits into
empowering others. My degree in Psychology ignited a strong interest in childhood development where I
explored and researched many theories for supporting children in their developmental journey. Children have
such enthusiasm and zest for learning which has always inspired me to want to faciltate and shape their
journeys through school with positive and memorable experiences to enable them to reach their full potential. I
was also lucky enough to have received an extremely positive primary school education and I feel that having
the opportunity to bring the same level of inspiration to future generations is a true privilege.

What’s the best thing about being a teacher?

In my opinion, being a teacher is the best job in the world and I feel truly honoured to be able to work with
children every day. I can honestly say that I love my job and being a teacher has formed a huge part of my
identity. From the moment the children arrive at school with their endearing smiles and enthusiasm, to the
moment they leave at home time, I am filled with a real sense of purpose and positivity. Nurturing each child
through successes and obstacles, no matter how big or small, always feels like an almighty accomplishment
and fills me with such pride.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I spend a large part of my spare time catching up with my family and friends. Family are an incredibly
important part of my life which is a key reason why we are relocating back to East Sussex! I am extremely
passionate about animals, dogs in particular, and enjoy spending my free time walking my family’s Labradors
in the countryside! We are going to get our very own puppy soon which is so exciting! I am also a very keen
horse rider and my family has always had horses so the move back to Sussex will enable me to get back in
the saddle!

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