Responsibilities: As Launch2Learning’s Exam Officer, I am responsible for organising, preparing and overseeing Functional Skills examinations in English and Maths. I start and end each examination (whether on-screen or paper-based), ensuring that correct procedures are followed throughout. I then collect and dispatch examination scripts for external marking and/or verification by the awarding body.
In conjunction with my role as Exam Officer, I am also a tutor specialising in KS4 English. This involves being familiar with a range of exam boards and their varying requirements; understanding (and being able to adapt to) the needs and interests of my students, as well as equipping them with the necessary skills to succeed and achieve.
Previous Experience: After growing up in London, I spent ten years in Australia where I trained as a Secondary Teacher, beginning my career in education in Melbourne in early 2011. During my teaching career I have taught both English and Food Technology and have also been Head of Subject.
Additionally, I have worked for a major exam board whereby I managed a team of markers. This involved working to tight deadlines as well as maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of the exams system.
Likes Launch2Learning because: At Launch2Learning we work with some extremely vulnerable students, but many go on to attend college or gain apprenticeships once they complete their education with us. Not only do we provide them with opportunities for academic achievement, but we also assist with college/job applications, CV writing, and seek to equip them with a range of vital life skills for the future. Being able to play a part in enabling these young people to see their potential, develop their self-confidence and gain independence is something I find extremely enjoyable, inspiring and rewarding.
Good at: Working under pressure and take pride in being organised (as a mum of two very little ones, I have to be!).
Not so good at: Switching off and relaxing… I am ALWAYS on the go. I also cannot do anagrams (if there are any tips or tricks, I would be grateful to hear them!).