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World Teachers Day

5th October 21

It’s World Teachers Day, a time to celebrate all the wonderful teachers not just at Maltman’s Green but all across the world. Teachers who inspire, educate, support and care for our children. Thank you to all the teachers everywhere!

Today we’re giving a World Teachers Day extra special mention to our Head of STEAM, Miss Sally Crossman, for her invaluable work in setting up our new STEAM lab and delivering these vital lessons teaching creativity, critical thinking and practical skills – such important skills for the future.

STEAM is new to our curriculum and our state of the art lab was stocked in part by generous donations from our parents’ association – the Friends of Maltman’s Green. A huge thank you to them for helping us turn our STEAM dream into a reality.

We had a few moments to chat to Sally. Here’s what she had to say:

1. What do you like best about teaching STEAM?

I like the diversity of topics and problems to solve and there is a big scope for experimentation and investigation. The girls get a chance to put into practice all of their knowledge and experiences and learn new skills along the way.

2. Why do you think STEAM is so important?

STEAM teaches and develops the girls’ 21st Century skills which are encompassed in the four ‘C’s: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking. These skills will put them ahead of the competition in their future education and careers.

3. What’s your favourite thing to teach?

I like teaching practical skills because this is where an individual can grow in confidence as well as enabling them to be creative.

4. What do you like best about being a teacher?

There’s nothing better than when you see that moment when the penny drops! The ‘I can do this’ moment. The look in a student’s eyes when they’ve figured it out…priceless!!

5. What creative outlet you enjoy in your spare time?

I like crafting and making jewellery.

6. If you could wish for anything in the world, what would it be?

War and conflicts need to stop immediately, all the countries in the world could then focus on making sure everyone has clean water, food and somewhere to safe live…and then of course everyone would be in a position to respect the planet and save it from ruin.

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