Amy is a passionate Reception teacher, with first-hand experience teaching Jigsaw PSHE in the Early Years. Amy started her career as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant, supporting pupils with SEND. She was nominated for and won an award as the ‘Bristol’s Outstanding Apprentice of the Year’ in 2013, in recognition of her determination and enthusiasm for teaching and learning. She was then inspired to train as a Primary School Teacher and obtained a First Class Undergraduate Degree in Education before venturing onto a PGCE at Bath Spa University, qualifying as a teacher with a specialism in EYFS.
Amy fully supports the Jigsaw philosophy and loves everything about it. She believes in the importance of the regular and consistent teaching of PSHE for the benefit of supporting children’s emotional literacy, mental health and well-being.
Being outdoors and connecting children and young people with nature is a passion of Amy’s. There is significant, evidence-based research showing that being outside positively impacts mental health and well-being. She is a champion for using the outdoors as a tool to teach, helping children to learn both in and about nature. Amy feels extremely passionate about Jigsaw Outdoors and is proud to have been a part of the development of the programme.
In her spare time, Amy loves gardening and admits to having a slight flower obsession!
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