Laura Thompson Year 1 Form Tutor

Laura Thompson

Year 1 Form Tutor

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Primary Education QTS

What did you do before you came to teach at Oakwood? 

I was at University and I was a gap year student at Westbourne House School.

What qualities are important for a teacher?

Creativity, humour, patience and compassion.

What are the best ways to encourage and motivate children?

Lots of praise and stickers!

What do you think makes Oakwood special?

It’s like a family and every child is given the opportunity to be themselves.

Tell us about someone or something that inspires you?

My Mum, I hope one day I am as good a teacher as she is.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at school?

Playing netball, travelling and eating chocolate!

What is your favourite time of year at Oakwood?

Summer. I love spending time outside with the children.

What would you do if you weren’t a teacher?

I’d be a midwife.