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CHARLIE G

  • University of Bristol: Philosophy BA (2:1)

  • PGCE attained through UCL

  • Downside Abbey: A Levels: Business Studies A* (100% and top 2% in UK), History A, Religious Studies A

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I was educated at Downside, where I received 100% in my Business Studies A Level and top 2% in the country, and then went on to read Philosophy at the University of Bristol. During my summers at university I focused on volunteering, which began in Nepal in the aftermath of the earthquake. Following which, a friend and I embarked on a challenge cycling from London to Paris to raise money for the Nepalese people who suffered due to the earthquake. We cycled from London to Folkestone (80 miles), kayaked 26 miles across the English Channel to Boulogne-sur-Mer and then cycled down to Paris (130 miles). We raised £7,000 for the Gurkha Welfare Trust disaster relief fund.

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I have spent the last 2 years teaching through the organisation Teach First. In this time I have experience a large number of settings in primary schools across Tower Hamlets. I have been class teacher for a class of 30 children in Arnhem Wharf Primary School in Tower Hamlets, supporting children in my class to achieve good progress in all areas. The program has helped me become organised and resilient, as well as patient, personable and a solutions-focused teacher. I have gained a PGCE in Primary education at UCL and I am now completing my NQT year. I teach across the primary school subject board, specialising in English and Maths to 11+ and this is where I am also most confident teaching one-on-one.