Shwmae pawb! My name is Miss Main and I teach Dosbarth Castell Rhaglan in Year 4, alongside Miss Thomas. After having such a fantastic experience as a student teacher at George Street Primary, I was thrilled to have been given the opportunity to return as a Newly Qualified Teacher in 2017. Successful completion of my PGCE at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea has afforded me the opportunity to work with a range of year groups including Years 1, 4, 5 and 6.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time already spent at George Street both as a trainee student and a teacher. During this time, I have had the opportunity to work with a range of multi-talented and enthusiastic children and this is certainly the case once again this year.
My passion for teaching stems from my personal experiences of school life. I fondly remember my own teachers and those who were able to empower me to overcome barriers and inspire me to achieve my goals and ambitions. I firmly believe that teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs and I hope to have a similar impact on the children who I have the privilege of teaching. Having the opportunity to be part of shaping young individuals through stimulating and enjoyable lessons brings such pride and pleasure.
In addition to my role as a class teacher at George Street, I also work alongside Mrs Jones, Miss Woods our incredible Criw Cymraeg in leading the development Welsh language and bilingualism across the school. I have a passion for Welsh and although it is not my first language, my enthusiasm is contagious! I recognise the importance of being a positive role model when using the Welsh language within our school environment. I feel it is hugely important for the children to have opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of their Welsh heritage and to take pride in our Welsh culture; I hope that I can support parents and carers in developing this further at home as well as in school. Both staff and children’s outstanding efforts have helped us secure the Bronze Award as part of 'Cymraeg Campus'. We are now aiming to secure the Silver Award this year!
In my spare time, I keep myself entertained by spending as much time as possible with my family; I particularly enjoy going for long walks around the Welsh coasts on weekends. I also like to go road running and attend yoga classes to keep fit. However, for a mental detox, this will often be followed with coffee, cake and catch-up with my friends!
Continuing to build relationships with children and parents alike is very important to me; therefore my door is always open! If there are any issues, queries or concerns you may have, I am always happy to discuss these either before or after the school day.
You can keep up to date with all of our learning on the class twitter page: @Year4GSPri