Beth WestYear 1 Form Tutor
Qualifications: BA Hons with Early Years Education, QTS
What did you do before you came to teach at Oakwood?
I worked as a childcare manager for Mark Warner.
What qualities are important for a teacher?
To be welcoming, inspiring and creative.
What are the best ways to encourage and motivate children?
Praise an achievement, big or small. Offer rewards that have been chosen by the class and create fun competitions between the children and teachers.
What do you think makes Oakwood special?
The support received from other staff members and the welcoming and safe environment.
Tell us about someone or something that inspires you?
My Dad, he has taught me so much about ambition and work ethic.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at school?
Walks with friends, renovation work and baking.
What is your favourite time of year at Oakwood?
Summer! I love being outside in the Oakwood grounds.