My name is Caroline Hoare and I am the reception class teacher.
Having grown up locally, I moved to Winchester for 3 years, where I obtained a first class honours degree in Drama. Upon completion, I returned to Kent and began my PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University, knowing I had always been destined to be a teacher. This was when I was first introduced to Goudhurst, as my placement school, and I had a brilliant time in Year 2. I completed my NQT year and a subsequent year teaching at another local primary school where I taught in Year 1 and then in the Early Years. One of my most memorable experiences was being part of Starfish Malawi in my school and being given the opportunity to visit Malawi and teach in our twin school. The experience was life changing and is something I’d love to do again in the future. Despite enjoying my time teaching, in 2016 I decided to study for an MA and was accepted onto a course at the University of Roehampton. Here I undertook two years of training to become a Play Therapist, learning about attachment, child development and ultimately, the skills to become a child therapist. When a position arose at Goudhurst I just couldn’t resist and there I have been ever since! I love the Early Years and am passionate about the importance of play in a child’s development.
I now live in the countryside with my lovely husband and our little Tortoise! I enjoy reading, baking and walking and spending time with our families.