Jo has spent a number of years teaching in local authorities within London. Over her years as a teacher, she has been responsible for supporting and mentoring both new teachers and support staff. As PE Coordinator Jo successfully lead a large PE team and had the pleasure of working closely with the Enfield PE Curriculum Advisors, and as part of this was involved in writing a new EYFS sports curriculum for Enfield – which was then implemented across the local authority. Jo has assisted in a number of whole school initiatives and been involved with staff training and development along then way. Jo has overseen the implementation of new systems and pedagogy in the schools she has worked in and has been an integral part of school development. Jo has a wealth of experience organising whole school events; amongst these are events such as sports days, ‘health weeks’, road safety week, dance festivals, whole school assemblies and workshops for parents. Jo has recently completed her Level 3 forest school qualification, something that she is passionate about, and is excited about the opportunity to bring aspects of this to Whitehall Park in the future.
Over the summer in 2016, Jo will be volunteering in a Buddhist charity-operated primary school in Myanmar. While there, Jo will provide support for the local teachers; create training opportunities for them as well as teaching the students.
“I am very excited to embark upon the next chapter of my life here at Whitehall Park. Having already had the pleasure of meeting some of our wonderful children and their parents at the recent “Teddy Bear’s Picnic”, I can say I am very much looking forward to working closely with them all in the years to come. I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to become part of the team here at Whitehall Park, especially given their clear dedication to creating the best learning environment for the children and their cultivation of a great community spirit. Working with children is what I love; I take pride in helping and guiding them along their way to ensure that they have the best possible start in life and I can think of no better place to do this than here at Whitehall Park.”