Emily Bigwood

What led you to teaching?
During my A-levels, I was asked to tutor some younger students in maths and really enjoyed helping them improve in their ability. This is something I continued whilst studying at university and in the years following. Teaching became something I wanted to pursue further and Skippers has given my the perfect opportunity to do so.
What inspires you and what you do? People achieving their goals is something very inspiring and teaching allows me to have some part in those people reaching their goals. Also, seeing children having fun at school and in their everyday life brings me joy and is one of the reasons I enjoy what I do so much.

What do you love most about Skippers?
There is a great community between both the staff and the pupils. Everybody always tries to help out when they can whether they are a pupil or another member of staff. It’s a very encouraging environment to work in. Also, Skippers is in such a lovely location that you can’t help coming in to work thinking how lucky you are.

What was your favourite childhood book?
I really can’t choose just one but it would have to be either ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr or ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes.