Louise is a lead practitioner and works in an infant school in Hampshire. As a lead practitioner she not only teaches her own class, but leads other teachers to develop themselves. She wants to help empower people to make real changes in their lives. Louise strives to provide a positive climate for learning.
Mental Health and Well Being is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education and it is paramount that teachers understand the needs of their pupils and have the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
With a new demanding focus on high standards and personal achievement in education Louise worries that more and more young people will suffer with anxiety, stress and depression. Children need to be taught to develop positive coping strategies, recognising and understanding feelings.
Louise believes that teachers need to:
Improve social skills and positive relationships while encouraging positive behavior and a caring and respectful ethos. Help children develop their self-esteem and self-confidence, while supporting the emotional well-being of children and adults. Promote the social and emotional development and creativity of children.
Louise also has a particular interest in learning outdoors. As a result, has proudly led her school to achieve platinum status for the Trailblazer Award.
She also has a keen interest in creativity and enjoys storytelling, art, role play, journaling, writing and most importantly, talking. She is also a mum of two boys and loves nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.