The Teaching Realm: An interview with Kate Owbridge #26

Kate Owbridge is the Executive Headteacher at Ashton Primary School. Here, she talks about Joyce Grenfell, Malory Towers and When God Was a Rabbit… Name: Kate Owbridge Twitter handle: @kateowbridge Link to blog/website: mrsointheknow.wordpress What is your current position? Executive headteacher When, how and why did you get into education? What did/do you want to…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Freya Odell #25

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things Name: Freya Odell Twitter handle: @fod3 Link to blog/website: wheninromeeng.wordpress.com What is your current position? (eg teacher, librarian, publisher etc, what year group do you teach etc?) Teacher of English to pupils in KS3, KS4 and KS5 When, how and why did you get into education?…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Hannah James #24

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things Hannah James is  a Year 6 teacher. Here she talks about black-out poetry, The Diary of Anne Frank and how a letter from Mrs Trimble changed her life… Name: Hannah James Twitter handle: @MissJames_Y6 Link to blog/website: My class page with some examples of our writing! What…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Maaria Khan #23

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “I’ve always known I wanted to work in education, even from a young age when I played ‘teachers’ with my sisters…” Name: Maaria Khan Twitter handle: @MissKhan__ What is your current position? Class Teacher (Y4) and SLT. When, how and why did you get into education?…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Cris Waters #22

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “I was always told a story before bed when I was younger. This developed my love of reading at such a young age. My dad had a fascinating life living in Liverpool in the 1940s and was evacuated during WWII. Even if he wasn’t reading me…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Dawn Finch #21

Dawn Finch is a bestselling children’s author and librarian known for her work in library activism. She is a Trustee of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) and a member of the the Society of Authors’ Children’s Writers and Illustrators Committee (CWIG).

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Allana Gay #20

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things Allana is the co-founder of BAMEed, which is a grassroots network aimed at ensuring diverse communities are represented throughout the education sector.  Name: Allana Gay Twitter handle:  @AllanaG13 What is your current position? Headteacher When, how and why did you get into education? What did/do you want…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Hilary MacMeekin #19

Name: Hilary MacMeekin Twitter handle: @HLMacmeekin What is your current position? Headteacher, 10 class primary, Wiltshire. When, how and why did you get into education? What did/do you want to achieve?  My mum is a teacher, she spent most of my childhood trying to put me off teaching! I always wanted to be a teacher…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with @MrsD15340035 #18

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “Truthfully, I can’t remember a time without reading and writing. There is a photo of me as a tiny baby on a baby blanket, with a large, brightly coloured board book open on the floor; I am looking at it intently…” Twitter handle: MrsD15340035 What is…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Tom Brassington #17

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “In theory, books should be just a bunch of pages, bound together and stained with ink; in fact they are heartbreak, laughter, lands undiscovered, friends unknown; reading is life itself…” Name: Tom Brassington Twitter handle: @brassoteach Link to blog/website: https://brassoteach.wordpress.com/  What is your current position? Class…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with @_MissieBee #16

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “I have a pile of cushions stuffed under my desk: every day we spread them across the classroom, the children get comfy and I read the class story…” Name: Sophie Twitter handle: @_MissieBee Link to blog/website: https://missiebee1.wordpress.com What is your current position? Year 5/6 teacher and…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Louise Hannon #14

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “I remember loving writing stories in school and at home, usually adventure stories I think. I found one of them recently when we were clearing out the loft and read them to my two eldest, who actually seemed almost impressed!” Name: Louise Hannon Twitter handle: @Louisehannon58…