Teacher of the Month for October is Miss Reay

We are pleased to announce that our latest Teacher of the Month is Miss Reay from Carville Primary School, than you for all of the votes.

We popped in to ask Miss Reay a few questions, this is what she had to say.

Did you always know that you wanted to become a teacher?

Yes from an early age I thought it must be one the best jobs in the world! I loved learning new things as a child and had a fantastic experience at primary school. There were so many opportunities to be inspired!

What’s the most rewarding thing about being a teacher?

The moment a young person has an awe and wonder moment, when they learn something new or grow as a person.

What’s the most challenging thing about being a teacher?

There are many different jobs that need doing all of the time! It can be quite tricky to prioritise and manage all the tasks set.

Could you guess how many students you have taught?

I have been officially teaching since 2017 so around 150 children have been in my class. However, schools have so many children and as a teacher you often spend time with more than the children in your class. So it definitely feels like more!

What’s your favourite subject to teach?

I love teaching English and art. Anything that involves reading, writing stories or being creative.

What makes a good teacher?

There are so many fantastic teachers out there. I think the ones that make the most difference are the ones that show they care. The teachers that really know their pupils and form good relationships.

Who was your favourite teacher when you were at school and why?

My Year 5/6 teacher called Mr Shepley. He would teach us the things we needed to know and then allow us to lead our own learning and be inspired.

Did you enjoy school?
I had an incredible experience! I made some great friends, loved playtime and learnt things along the way.

Whilst you have undoubtedly inspired many children, who inspires you?

Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg. Young people who are changing the world!

For any young people reading this, why should they consider a career in teaching?

It is a very rewarding job and if they are helpful and hardworking; it could be the job for them!
Any thing else that you would like our visitors to know?

Some days teaching can be quite a hard, tiring job, but working with the amazing children at Carville Primary School makes it all worth it.