Chloe Vaughan interview

GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis teacher remembers her school years

Interview, Education
Interview, Education

Job Title: Class Teacher

Where did you go to school?
King Charles Primary school, Sneyd Community school and Queen Mary’s Secondary school for sixth form

What was your favourite subject?
My favourite subject at school was English, reading and writing, I loved to write stories and that continued through school, doing English Literature as an A-Level. I also loved Music. I learnt the flute and saxophone and was part of the school choir and orchestra.

What was your least favourite?
My least favourite subject was Maths. I never had a particularly logical learning style, I liked anything creative where I could use my imagination. As I always struggled to understand Maths, I think that helps me to find creative and simple ways to teach maths to the children in my class.

Did you have a favourite teacher?
My favourite teacher was my form tutor in Secondary School, Mr Palmer. He was inspirational, funny and helped make the Secondary School experience special for everyone in the class. A good teacher will always stick in your memory.

Were you good or naughty?
I was good when I was at school. I had to be especially good at Primary school as my mother was a teacher at my school, you can’t get away with much when your mother is three classrooms down the corridor! I had an amazing and sensible group of friends at Secondary School, they were great role models.

What was the naughtiest thing you did at school?
The naughtiest thing that I did at school was when I was given the responsibility of filling the vending machines at Secondary school – I stole a packet of Polo mints from the stock room. Luckily I didn’t get caught but I felt guilty for weeks afterwards.

What’s your happiest memory from your school days?
I don’t have one happiest memory from school, I loved all of my school experiences. I made amazing friends, had wonderful teachers, had many opportunities to take part in musical performances, went on fantastic school trips and made memories to last a lifetime.

What about your worst one?
My worst memory at school was outdoor PE. I was not particularly sporty, I didn’t get picked for teams as a result of this and it was especially torturous in the chill of an English winter. I used to do everything that I could to get out of it and Sports Day was the most dreaded day of every year for me!

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