Name: Jodie Sherwood
School: Kings Dubai
Job Title: Class Teacher, year one
Where did you go to school?
I went to Melbourn Primary School, UK, a little village school in the Cambridgeshire countryside.
What was your favourite subject?
I loved being creative and really enjoyed art and topic lessons - my mum despaired as I often came home covered in paint and glitter! I also enjoyed music lessons too and even attempted to learn the guitar when I was at school. In my class at Kings’ the children begin their day actively with a Brain Gym session to popular music which they absolutely love.
What was your least favourite?
I didn’t overly enjoy PE. I used to really dread sports day, and even as an adult I haven’t had good experiences in the Teachers Race! It’s lovely working at Kings’ where we have such fabulous PE Teachers who encourage every child to try their best in this subject. Although PE wasn’t my favourite subject at school, to keep fit and healthy, my passion was riding my horses. I always remind my children that everyone is always good at something.
Did you have a favourite teacher?
Miss Huckett was my favourite teacher because she was really fun and always made learning exciting. To this day she has inspired me to bring elements of fun and laughter to all of my lessons. In my class we always start the day with a smile and end it that way too. Happy and confident children I believe learn the best.
Were you good or naughty?
Well, I like to think I was pretty good, most of the time! In fact I was quite a shy little girl at school, however at home it was a different story…just ask my parents and sister!
What was the naughtiest thing you did at school?
I don’t remember getting into any major trouble, but I was a bit of a chatterbox and sometimes got carried away with my friends. I still enjoy a good chat and am lucky enough to have many friends and colleagues at Kings’ who are happy to indulge me!
What’s your happiest memory from your school days?
I have many happy memories of my Primary School days. One of them was sitting on the school field in the summer making daisy chains with my friend Yvonne, who I am still friends with to this day.
What about your worst one?
My worst moment was when I had to do a school performance in year three. I got very nervous, my mouth went dry and couldn’t remember what I was supposed to be doing or saying and stood there like a lemon – not my best moment! Obviously, I’ve improved my public speaking a little since then.