Natasha was brought up in Hertfordshire, UK. She graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, for Primary Teaching and qualified as a teacher in 2009 specialising in Early Years education. She began her career in a successful Primary School in North London where she taught for 6 years. This was an outstanding school which strived for achievement and success, offering all pupils the opportunity to be the best they can be. Natasha worked tirelessly to enthuse, challenge and create opportunities for children to become independent, critical and diligent learners. She held the position of KS1 Literacy Leader, Phonics and Spelling Co-Ordinator and has also obtained certificates for the Outstanding Teachers Programme (OTP) and Middle Leader’s Programme. Before SJIIM, she worked at a school in South London and obtained an SLE (Specialist leader of Education) in Phonics. She has done out-reach work to support other schools in raising their standards in Literacy. Natasha has also been a Foundation Stage Leader where she led the Curriculum to support and provide young learners with a good spiritual, emotional, physical, academic and cultural background to prepare them for our ever changing world.
In her spare time, she enjoys Irish Dancing, listening to music or going for walks in the countryside. She likes to read up on recent literature from Pie Corbett, Shirley Clarke, Carol Dweck (Growth Mindset) and the Teaching and Learning of Andy Mellor (Higher Order Thinking).