Ruth Quinn Year 6 Form Tutor Head Of Art

Ruth Quinn

Year 6 Form Tutor, Head of Art

Qualifications: Bachelors of Education (Hons), Art Specialist

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

I worked at Cranleigh Prep School as Housemistress in the Girls’ Boarding House.

What qualities are important for a teacher?

Creativity, fun, inspiration, empathy and adaptability

What are the best ways to encourage and motivate children?

To create an inspiring environment where the children’s creativity and talents can evolve.

What other roles and activities are you involved with at school?

Staff welfare, Designated Safeguarding Officer, clubs

What do you think makes Oakwood special?

The people, happiness, fun, inspirational learning.

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

Painting and renovating my house, travelling, being with friends and family, going to concerts and comedy clubs.

What’s your favourite time of year at Oakwood?

Late Spring when the bluebells come out.

If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be?

An artist