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Emily has found her dream job in education

18 November 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: , ,

It has been wonderful to see Emily Treweek, former student, as a regular visitor to our primary sports events over the last few weeks, in her new role at Sacred Heart Primary School. Emily is no stranger to taking part in these transition activities, as throughout her sixth form studies, alongside other students, she regularly led a whole host of events, from netball to cross country, multi-skills to panathlon.

Lynsey Carruthers, PE Teacher and school games organiser, said: “We are really enjoying welcoming Emily back to school and to see her working in a role that is made for her – when she was a student sports leader, Emily always supported the students, made them feel at ease and encouraged them to do their best. Her skills and experience will be invaluable in her new position.”

We were delighted to catch up with Emily and see how happy she is working at Sacred Heart Primary School and to hear how she is progressing in her career there, as well as how she felt about returning to Richmond School in her new role.

Emily said: “After spending last year working as a 1:1, this year I was given the opportunity to teach PE and forest school along with running interventions for specific children. My headteacher approached me in February and asked if I wanted to complete my HLTA (higher level teaching assistant) qualification along with a level 3 forest school practitioner course. Both of these were opportunities I couldn’t turn down. Since leading the sports events at Richmond School, I have wanted to work in education but I never imagined being given all of these opportunities after such a short period of time.

“When one of my Year 6 pupils came to me and asked ‘Miss Treweek, what is your dream job?’ It filled me with great joy to be able to tell her that this is my dream job. I get to come to work every day to a school filled with amazing, unique individuals and colleagues who support me in everything I do. I am able to teach the subject, which for me was a firm favourite, and inspire the children I teach to find a love for it too. I felt an immense sense of pride when I was able to return to Richmond School with my Year 1 and 2 pupils for the Key Stage 1 multi-skills event. The children thoroughly enjoyed the activities, which was very smoothly run by Lyndsey Carruthers and the student sports leaders. For all of the children I took, this was the first sports competition they have been to and it will certainly be one that they remember. From stepping on the bus in the morning and getting off again in the afternoon the children were smiling from ear to ear, there was not a second that they didn’t enjoy. I was so proud to be able to take my pupils and colleagues to Richmond School, they were able to meet some of the teachers who have played a key part in helping me get to where I am now and I was able to introduce my pupils to these teachers. All of my students behaved impeccably and I was incredibly proud to be alongside them in representing our school.

“When we returned to school after the event, I worked with my Year 1 and 2 pupils to write some reflections on their experience. One of the Year 2 girls wrote ‘Richmond School was big, fun and very busy. I felt nervous but then I had fun and I enjoyed it a lot. There were a lot of people and it was very exciting. My favourite game was speed bounce.

“Returning to Richmond School allowed me to reflect on the full cycle that I have completed. I have gone from the leader who quietly helped in the background, to a leader who found their confidence and passion and finally to a PE lead who now takes their pupils to such events. I am so proud to say that I have come from Richmond School and Sixth Form College and equally as proud to say I now work at Sacred Heart.”

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