Miss Kim Mason
I began my teaching career in 2014 and my teaching experience so far has been in Years Five and Six. I thoroughly enjoy working in Upper Key Stage Two and supporting the children both academically and developmentally as they enter their final years of Primary School and begin to prepare for the transition to Secondary School. Alongside teaching in Upper Key Stage Two, I am our Curriculum Lead at Shiphay Learning Academy and am very passionate about providing a broad and balanced curriculum for our pupils. During my career, I have also led Reading, Writing, PSHE, RSHE, British Values and SMSC.
My areas of interest within education are pupil development, reading and writing. I am very interested in understanding the stages of development and how we can best support children socially and emotionally in all aspects of their lives. Through my interest in these areas I have become a Specialist Leader of Education in children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development and the subjects PSHE and RSHE. In addition to this, I am also very passionate about promoting a love of literature and books with children to enable their enjoyment of reading, whilst also broadening their language understanding and in turn providing opportunities for children to explore different styles and approaches to writing.
Miss Becky Mortlock
I started my teaching career at Shiphay Learning Academy, as a Year 4 class teacher, in September 2021. In my training year, I taught Year 1 and a mixed Year 5 and 6 class, which were both hugely positive experiences. I continued developing these experiences with the wonderful team at Shiphay Learning Academy last year and I am looking forward to joining the Upper School Team from September 2022.
My specialist subject in my teaching degree was Mathematics. I am extremely passionate about the teaching and learning of Mathematics and want to encourage my students to enjoy and love the subject by having a more hands-on experience. Being an Early Career Teacher, I am kept up to date with all the recent research and know all the newest techniques to get my students to their fullest potential and I am excited to continue exploring this.
It is important to me that my classroom is a safe and stimulating environment for all students – a place where they can be themselves and enjoy learning. Elm will be an inviting and comfortable place where children can voice their opinions, share their accomplishments and not be afraid to give something a go. I aim to inspire the children of Elm and aid them in reaching their full potential to become independent learners.
I am very excited to continue my journey with Shiphay Learning Academy in September and to make positive and enjoyable learning adventures with the children in Elm.