Bridie Gray

Curriculum Vitae

“Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious to have one idea spark another.” Marva Collins

Positions Held

2014-2015

Swannanoa

Scale A Teacher


  • Connected with the community.
  • Created a fluid transition and maintain continuity of care for students in Room 4.
  • Introduced digital assessment to provide instant feedback for both the teacher and students.
  • Shared previous teaching experience of collaborative teaching with staff.
  • Creating individual needs based programmes for chn.



2012-2015

Wairakei Primary

Job Share Scale A Teacher


  • Trained in Restorative Practice and implemented daily.
  • Completed extensive professional development in future teaching practices. Including collaborative teaching, teaching as inquiry teams using spiral inquiry, attending a Think Forward conference, and google apps training.
  • Established and worked in a collaborative teaching environment.
  • Carried out professional development on creating and maintaining healthy and positive working environments.
  • Use of solo taxonomy.
  • Use of daily five/ daily cafe.




2007-2008

West Acton Primary School, London

Reception and Year 1 Teacher



  • Implemented an e-Learning platform for children and parents to reinforce learning outside of the classroom.
  • Lead teacher for the implementation of Fronter, an online learning tool and presented at the Ealing Borough Learning to Learn conference.


See -https://eng.fronter.com/about-us/about-the-learning-platform/


  • Initiated and lead parent/teacher evenings to promote the value of parent involvement in school programmes.
  • Ran literacy, ICT and numeracy workshops for parents to give them the skills to reinforce learning at home.
  • Was the lead teacher for Year One which involved strategic planning and implementation of curriculum changes.
  • Lifted the overall standard of literacy for the year group by creating and delivering a successful integrated needs based programme.


2006

Orchard Infant, London

Reception Position – Long term Reliever


  • Taught a class of 30 four and five year old children.
  • Due to large proportion of ESOL children I planned and integrated a range of language rich activities to improve their English while valuing their own culture.
  • Introduced a numbers and letters programme that helped new learners take their first steps in literacy.


Mid 2004-2005

North Ealing Primary, London

Maternity cover


  • Led the team which involved planning and delegating work for our nursery nurses.
  • Wrote and produced an Easter production for the nursery department outside of normal school hours.


2004

Year 1-8 Day-to-day relieving, London


  • Used a range of behaviour management skills that are required when teaching at inner city schools in London.
  • Taught at special needs schools for autism and worked one-on-one with an autistic child delivering speech and language therapy.


2003

Papanui Primary, Christchurch

Year 1 & 2 – Beginning teacher


  • Justified, planned and reflected on teaching and learning, using current learning theory.
  • Involved in school-wide activities such as curriculum leader for Art, Junior School Production and aerobics fitness club.

Personal strengths and interests

Personal Strengths

Highly Motivated

Time Management

Problem solving

Communication

Leadership qualities

Interests

Family

Photography

Music

Travelling

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