Mrs Helen Pittman

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) English and Childhood Studies; PGCE Primary (5-11)

I was inspired to become a teacher because…

Prior to teaching, I worked in Human Resources. I have always been a ‘people person’, but I have always known that my favourite kind of people are the little people. As much as I enjoyed what I did, I always had a yearning to teach, have an impact on children’s lives and help them achieve their best.

After having my own children, I decided to take the plunge and fulfil my dream; I went to university and trained to be a teacher – the best decision I’ve ever made!

My favourite teacher was…

Sister Patricia, as she always made us feel valued, cared for and safe, before anything else. Her warmth and love for children was obvious and I did my best learning in her class as a result and aspire to follow in her footsteps, every day.