Mrs Emma Gorman Sycamore Class Teacher

I began my association with Shiphay in 2006 as a Student Teacher on the Devon SCITT course and was very fortunate to then be employed as a teacher in Year 3. After teaching in Year 3 for three years, I moved to teach in Year 6, where I am currently still teaching. Committed to lifelong learning, I have worked my way through Middle Leaders, Senior Leadership and Headship qualifications. As a result, I am the Academy’s Assistant Headteachers and Team Leader for Upper School. In addition to this, I coordinate English. 


Creativeness is very important to me. Prior to teaching, I studied at Dartington College of Arts and gained a First Class Honours Degree in Performance Writing and a Masters with Distinction in Visual Performance; this has inspired in me a love of literature, the Arts and digital media. 


Teaching Year 6 is both a challenging and exciting experience. Having a creative approach to the curriculum based on active learning enables me to set high aspirations for my class. I believe in putting the learner at the core of the learning experience so they feel empowered to become partners in planning learning experiences and evaluating their success. Those are essential skills they will take with them through life