Meet the Team
i2i SCITT Reigate Hub Lead
Michelle has been teaching for 15 years, predominantly in Secondary education with two years teaching years 5 and 6 in the Primary sector. During this time Michelle was Head of Maths and supported the Maths lead in the primary schools. Michelle always gets actively involved in staff development and leads CPD sessions for staff. She also supports staff 1:1, whether that be NQTs, student teachers or experienced staff. She recently took part in a research project with UCL regarding verbal feedback and the techniques she now uses have made a noticeable impact on her workload and students’ progress. Michelle is incredibly enthusiastic about her profession and has always known that she wanted to move into teacher training so that she could promote this amazing career. "There is no greater return than when you know you are being the best teacher you can be in order to support students’ progress, engagement in your subject, and their self-esteem."
For Michelle, it is about making the students want to come into her classroom, because they know it is a place where they will feel success and that it is celebrated, no matter how great or small. They know it is a place where they will feel respected and recognised as the individual they are. For Michelle, getting to know students as people and as learners go hand-in-hand. When you get the best and give the best, you build relationships with young people who make you laugh and make you think differently - it doesn’t feel like ‘work’.
Outside of school, Michelle loves gardening, yoga, cycling the Downs Link with her dad and reading. One of her favourite books is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstein.