I have worked at Holy Cross for nine years now and have seen the school grow and develop. I am based in Year 5 but enjoy visiting other classes and joining in in their Come and See lessons. It is great to see the pupils and members of our community living out our school motto of ' Loved, Challenged, Valued'
Which schools did you go to?
I grew up in the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Bulwell and went to Our Lady's Primary school. I am still an active member in the Parish - if you don't see me you will certainly hear me playing the flute in the choir loft!
I went to Liverpool Hope Ecumenical University after studying Theology A level at The Trinity School in Aspley .I took part in the CCRS course alongside a BAhons with QTS. I still spend time in Liverpool and enjoy visiting friends in parishes in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.
I have a great love for learning this year I am completing the Bishop's Course for Teachers with two other members of staff.
What are the proudest moments of our school?
This one I find so hard to answer, I am proud of everything we do in school. I think that the way that our pupils care for one another and are pro-active in fund raising for emergency appeals and on going appeals to help take care of people they have never or will never meet always touches me. It demonstrates what thoughtful pupils we have.
What is my favourite Bible story?
My favourite story is found in Luke18. this is when the disciples were asking parents with children to leave and Jesus says
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." This story sums up why I am so passionate about leading Religious Education in Holy Cross.
What is my favourite time of the school year?
This one is very easy to answer - First Holy Communion time. I find it a great honour that I can work with the younger pupils to prepare them for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. I look back so fondly on my own First Communion and hope that I can give our young people the same experience. It is also good working with members of the parish throughout this time - the cake afterwards is nice too!
If you wish to talk to me about any aspect of Religious Education in schools, I will be happy to meet with you.