Introducing Year 1 teacher, Miss Sweeting

We are looking forward to Miss Johanna Sweeting joining the St. Margaret’s Family in September as a Year 1 form teacher. Miss Sweeting came into school before the summer holidays to meet everyone and we took the opportunity to quiz her to find out more about her!

Where did you work before?

I have spent the last 15 years teaching in a rural village school in Boxford, Suffolk.  During my time there I have had the opportunity to work with years R-4.  Having had this varied experience, it has confirmed my love for teaching in KS1, in particular Year 1.

Why did you become a teacher?

During my time at college, I had work experience in a school and I was given a group of children to work with during my time there. Seeing them flourish and develop in that short time gave me a real buzz and I found it very rewarding. So, I decided to channel my studying along that pathway.

If you hadn’t become a teacher, which career would you have chosen instead?

I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with children, even when I was at primary school, I wanted to be a lollipop lady! So I could give the children a smiley start to their school day and keep them safe.  This is a philosophy that I still hold dear to this day. At High School I thoroughly enjoyed our Child Development classes and decided when I left, that I would study to become a Nursery Nurse.

How do you think your own school days have shaped your adult life?

I have fond memories of many school subjects, the teachers who made lessons fun made the biggest impact and I thrive to be like them so I can give my pupils the enjoyable learning experience I had.

Which aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?

I thrive on seeing the progress children make, this gives me job satisfaction and makes me feel very proud. I am really looking forward to getting to know the children in my class and their families, and working together to get the best out of each individual child.

How do you relax away from work?

To relax I enjoy spending time with my family, I have 2 children Zack who is 12 and Leo who is 9. My perfect day is spending time with my partner and my 2 boys, maybe a day at the seaside or visiting a country park. I do also enjoy eating out and catching up with my friends.







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