Laura ThompsonYear 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.