We’re delighted to welcome Mrs. Catherine Bartholomew to the staff at Edenhurst. She will be teaching Form 1 on Thursdays and Fridays, starting in January, and you can find out more about her below…
After receiving a B.A. (Hons) in Education with Psychology from the University of Wales, Cardiff, I trained to be a teacher at Cambridge University and qualified in 2000. During my fifteen years of teaching, I have worked in three state primary schools in Nottingham and have taught all year groups from Reception to Year 4. I have had a variety of additional responsibilities during my career and from 2010 I was also Assistant Head Teacher at a large Primary School. This role included leading the Early Years and Key Stage 1 departments. I was also the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and was in charge of Pastoral Care during this time.
I live in Newcastle with my husband Charles and daughters Isabella (aged 3) and Charlotte (aged 1). After having my second daughter, I decided that I would take a short career break so that I could spend more time with my children whilst they are small. I am now delighted to have accepted the role as Form 1 teacher, in which I shall be job-sharing and teaching two days each week.
Outside of school, I spend the majority of my time with my family. I am a keen walker and try to go on a walk at least once a week, regardless of the weather. I am currently limited to pushchair accessible walks but don’t think it will be very long before I can go off track again! I also enjoy travelling and have had the privilege of travelling to a large array of countries and have experienced many different cultures.
I have a genuine love of books. Most of the books I currently read are to my children and I am pleased to see that they have also developed a fondness for books. I have a number of classic children’s books safely tucked away for when they are older and I look forward to when I can share these with them. I also read for my own pleasure and am a member of a book club so over the years, I have been introduced to books and genres I may not otherwise have experienced.
I am very much looking forward to taking on my new role at Edenhurst in January and look forward to meeting everyone.