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victoria white

About Me

Name:victoria white
Sex:Female
D.O.B.:22 November 1994
Languages Spoken: English
French
Resorts I can work in: Espace Killy
Paradiski
La Rosiere
Saint Foy
CRB Check:01 Jul 2016

Experience & Qualifications

Introduction:

I have been a qualified teacher for the past three and a half years working in an inner city school in Bradford. I thoroughly love working with children and watching how they learn and grow, especially working in early years which was my specialism at university.

Before going to university I gained my Snowsport England level one ski instructor qualification at the age of sixteen. I spent the next 5 years giving my weekends back to my ski club.

I have skied since the age of three and always had a love for the sport. While part of my ski club growing up I trained in slalom race skiing and attempted a bit of freestyle skiing every now and then.

I have always wanted to spend the winter season out in the alps and personal circumstances have given me the opportunity to hopefully do so this year.
Qualifications:

BA (HONS) 2.1 Early Childhood Education (specialising in ages 3 to 7) with qualified teacher status.

3 and a half years teaching experience in an inner city school in Bradford working in year two, reception and currently year 3. This is my current employer, my last working day of employment will be Friday 20th December 2019.

While studying at university I worked as a qualified ski instructor at Snozone LTD in Castleford.

I have a valid Emergency first aid qualification with Ofqual and update Prevent and safeguarding training.
Experience:

Class Teacher - Grove House Primary School Myers Lane Bradford  BD2 4ED July 2016 – Present
 
After completing my degree in Early Childhood Education, I qualified as a teacher four years ago. Through the different teaching posts I have held, my desire to build upon my experiences and become an outstanding practitioner has grown.
Since gaining qualified teacher status, I have been fortunate enough to experience working across the Primary age range, from Early Years through to lower Key Stage Two.
I believe great communication across school and liaising collaboratively with colleagues are an essential part of teaching. Due to this, I have developed good professional relationships with the teachers and support staff within my current school. As a teacher, it is important to liaise collaboratively with teaching assistants. For the teaching assistants I have worked with, I have been the first line of support and someone who they could feel they can come to with any queries or guidance. Communication such as this has helped me to enhance the provision made for the children within class. As an example, the nursery nurse within my class had noticed that some children were not accessing the role play provision in the classroom, so we altered the provision in line with the child’s interests (number) and modelled how to use the provision so that they could access it.
During my time at Grove House, I have had the opportunity to be part of both the English and Maths curriculum teams, as well as being allocated the role of lead for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL). Through my involvement in the Maths curriculum team, I developed a greater knowledge and a deeper understanding of the mastery approach to Maths. As a team, it is was our responsibility to provide support and training to ensure that it was being taught consistently across school. An example of this would be the introduction of the White Rose scheme. We were the ambassadors of Maths so it was essential that we understood the scheme and could model how to use it to support others.
Throughout my different teaching roles, I have had the opportunity to work with children from a variety of backgrounds with a multitude of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). I have worked with many children with autism spectrum conditions, children with speech and language difficulties (including EAL) and I currently work closely with an onsite additional resource centre for visually impaired children.
As a childcare professional, I understand the importance of safeguarding children not only in my classroom but across the whole school and I have undertaken a safeguarding course to enable me to understand the many challenges it encompasses. I understand that if I am presented with a safe guarding issue it is important to make a written account of what has been said and what has happened. This information must then be passed onto the safeguarding lead, where the information will be formally documented and any necessary actions taken. I also recognise that safeguarding is a very sensitive subject and should be handled with extreme care and it is for this reason that all information must be kept confidential.
I am confident that I can offer essential caring and leadership qualities including patience and a calm caring nature, whilst being enthusiastic and highly motivated. These are qualities that I feel are important for any childcare environment to allow pupils to feel that they are in a safe and nurturing environment.
 
Ski Instructor – Snozone Castleford LTD October 2013 – May 2016
 
As part of my position at Snozone I taught a wide range of skiers starting from beginners up to coaching the young slalom racers. This job required me to use a range of skills including; communication and understanding, time management, slope management, health and safety and people management. At the end of 2015 I took up a team leader role, running the children’s academy. This role required me to; ensure staff members were deployed in the right area, regularly assess each group to ensure children accessing the correct instruction for their ability, ensure that all paperwork was kept up date to and was correct across departments and respond to customer concerns (working with parents).

My References

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