Emma was born and raised in the vibrant and diverse city of Bristol, England. She moved to Brighton to complete her undergraduate degree in Fine Art: Painting. After graduating, Emma spent a year developing students’ conversational English skills in a large, inner-city school in Barcelona, Spain. The experience proved a formative one, and it was during this time that she decided to pursue a career in education.
On returning to England, Emma spent several years working in special schools where she gained a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (16-19-years old) and completed a Master’s in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs. Her elected specialisms in autism and dyslexia have broadened her teaching expertise and cemented her inclusive approach to education where she loves to teach the whole student – their cognitive, emotional, and social selves. As part of her Master’s, Emma has earned the British Dyslexia Association's AMBDA accreditation in diagnostic assessment, and intervention/ specialist teaching with learners with literacy difficulties/ specific learning difficulties.
These experiences reinforced how primary education sets the foundations for all future learning and are what led her to subsequently gain a Primary and Early Years (5-11) PGCE with English specialism. She has since worked in mainstream settings in upper Key Stage 2, in primary years 5-6.
Every day, Emma says she feels lucky to work with young people in a vibrant, ever-changing environment where she can use her experience, skills, and creativity to help shape children’s lives. She is incredibly excited about her imminent move to Indonesia, to be part of the Regality Academy community, and to immerse herself in the culture of a new country.