Laura Tasharrofi

What inspires you and what you do?
It’s always fantastic to see excitement from children thrilled by a new topic or concept. Nothing beats the moment when a child finally understands or accomplishes something after persevering for so long, and to be able to share that moment is a privilege. I am passionate about an education that enables each child to be treated as an individual, to feel valued, and above all, to reach their full potential.

What led you to teaching?
Teaching allows me to be creative and bring something new to each day. These experiences emphasised a love of learning and resilience. Ensuring inclusion and wellbeing is embedded across the school and is one of my priorities. I enjoy being a part of PE and matches across the school too. Team sports, in particular, teach the skills of team and self-belief, motivation and perseverance. I hope to pass on my enthusiasm for sport to encourage participation and wellbeing.

What do you love most about Skippers?
I love working in a small and beautiful setting, where Skipper’s children are hard-working and want to achieve to the best of their ability. Skippers’ provides so many opportunities to extend learning beyond the four walls of the classroom, clubs, the local community and our on site Woodland, bringing the curriculum to life! The small class sizes allow us to get to know all of the children and their families so well, and feel a part of a bright, exciting and purposeful community!

Tell us some fun facts about yourself
I’m currently studying towards a PGCert in Mental Health Awareness in Schools.
I’ve taught abroad.
I play netball as part of the Eastbourne League.