Mrs Jane Carrett
For me, teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions. I have always aspired to become a schoolteacher having a real enthusiasm for all that it represents – allowing children to pursue their passions and supporting them along the way.
I first began working in the education sector after starting a family in North Yorkshire. After volunteering in schools and obtaining a supporting teaching and learning qualification, I returned to the south of the country and became a SEN Learning Support Assistant and English specialist, working at Forest Hall Secondary School, which later became part of BMAT. It was there that I gained extensive experience in supporting children with special needs and in teaching small groups of children for GCSE English.
I then went on to work in three other primary schools; one as a Year 6 teaching assistant and then as a full time KS2 teacher in both Hertfordshire and Essex schools, after successfully obtaining a PGCE at the University of Hertfordshire in 2016.
I joined Freshwaters Primary Academy as an English tutor in October 2018, teaching Year 6 pupils in preparation for their SATS exams and this subsequently extended to pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy. In December 2018, I was employed as an Upper KS2 teacher and I am now part of the Year 6 teaching team, which I thoroughly enjoy. Year 6 is an important stage in Primary school, and I feel I can make a real difference, as the children embark on their new exciting journey onto secondary education.
Prior to joining the education sector, I worked for many corporate companies in Banking, Marketing and Finance, travelling extensively throughout Europe as part of my role. To reveal my sense of fun, I also worked for a famous brewery in Yorkshire and obtained my master certificate in brewing! I do feel that joining the teaching profession later in life has afforded me the luxury of real-life experiences, and a dedication, and commitment that the profession now requires; something which I would not have acquired, when I contemplated becoming a teacher at the age of 21.
I love being part of BMAT, as they are extremely friendly and supportive; there is a real family ethos to everyone who works here, and more importantly we always have a lot of laughs!
In my spare time, I love to dance, swim, cycle, and ride horses as well as spending time with my family and friends. I love travelling and must confess am a bit of a wanderlust, which stems from my love of Geography, having studied it at degree level at university.