I shall never forget watching a child in my class last year reach the top of the climbing tower at Stanley Head, punch the air and shout, "I did it!"
Quite simply, this is why I love to teach-to be a part of the journey our young people set out on. What better job can there be than this one?
I try to make the children smile, to inspire them and challenge them to be the best that they can be-I can't wait to get started! As a child, I was a keen reader and was forever reading Roald Dahl under the duvet by torchlight; my love of stories has never left me and I believe passionately in the power of reading.
It promises to be an exciting year, full of smiles and magic. Let's get going!