My name is Alex Gray. I grew up in Surrey but have truly found a home in Kent. I always loved learning and was very keen to return to school as a teacher. Consequently, I dived straight into a Primary Education degree (with a specialism in Maths) at Canterbury Christ Church University, where I graduated with first class honours in 2014.
Upon qualifying, I found my first teaching post in Canterbury, which was in Year 2, and stayed there for three years before arriving at Goudhurst at the beginning of last year to teach Elephant class. I’m very excited to start teaching in Year R; having taught Year 1, I know exactly what I would expect children to be capable of at the end of the year!
I currently spend most of my spare time moonlighting as the worlds least capable handyman(!) in order to renovate the house in Wadhurst that my fiancée and I will be living in. Once I’m done, I hope to more consistently practise my hobbies; playing guitar, reading, cooking, writing and going to the gym.
As well as being the Early Years coordinator, I also lead History, the School Council, and will be heavily involved in Music/The Arts this year.
My name is Rosie Lane and I have loved teaching at Goudhurst & Kilndown School since I joined in January 2014. I qualified as a teacher in 2011 when I gained my PGCE at Greenwich University, London, and worked in a Greenwich school before relocating to Tunbridge Wells. I have experience in teaching across all key stages, and have gained alot from doing so; it's lovely to be involved in the learning at so many different stages of the children's primary life. I also have an honours degree in Music, gained at City University London, and so I am the school's Music Co-ordinator which keeps me extremely busy. Prior to teaching, I worked in senior management for the fashion retail sector, gaining a business management qualification as well as an over-stuffed wardrobe, a lot of shoes, and more bags than you can shake a stick at. Outside of school I spend all of my spare time with my young son, and I cherish every minute. I'd like to say that I love going to the gym and keeping fit, but really all I can say is that I am a member of a gym and think about getting fit quite alot. Being relatively new to 'the weald' I aim to spend alot of my future years getting to know the beautiful surroundings that are now on my doorstep.