Meet Nursery Practitioners Miss Jamil & Miss Fraser
Miss Sophie Jamil
When did you join St. Margaret’s? I joined in January 2021, but I was a pupil myself from 2001 – 2009!
What did you do before? I graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2020 with a Sociology degree, and I was also a nursery assistant for several different nurseries in Oxford. I also currently run my own small earring business, “Love Minimal”.
Why did you decide to become a teacher? I have always loved being around children, and I believe teaching is one of the most valuable jobs you can have, making a positive impact on children’s lives. This was confirmed when I taught for a year in Latin America – it was the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done!
If you hadn’t become a teacher, which career would you have chosen instead? I would have trained as a humanitarian aid worker for Oxfam or Save the Children.
How do you think your own school days have shaped your adult life? My school days have had a huge impact on my adult life! The two brilliant schools I attended have taught me compassion, respect and tenacity.
Which aspect of your job do you enjoy the most? Seeing the triumphant look on a child’s face when they have overcome a struggle and have improved on something.
Who would you most like to have as a pupil, if you could pick anyone? Greta Thunberg! I also believe pupils can teach the teacher valuable things as well, and she is an inspiration.
How do you relax away from work? I love to go on long dog walks with friends and family, and anything involving being by the sea. I’m also addicted to ‘gritty British dramas!’
Did you know? Please give us a fascinating fact about you I sang with the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain for 5 years!
Miss Louise Fraser
When did you join St. Margaret’s? I’ve been volunteering since Sept 2021 and I started full time on 4th January 2021.
What did you do before? I worked as a Nanny for three boys aged one, three and four.
Why did you decide to become a teacher? I’ve always enjoyed working in a nursery setting and I always wanted to work in a school.
Which aspect of your job do you enjoy the most? I enjoy watching the children grow and watching them develop skills.
How do you relax away from work? I enjoy taking long walks around my village, it’s very relaxing.
Did you know? Please give us a fascinating fact about you. I love organising my house every week!
Published on: 4th January 2021