Nurturing lifelong learners through engaging learning experiences is Mrs Stallard’s passion. She volunteered in a primary school while completing her music degree (BMus Hons) and this is when she discovered her passion for teaching. She then went on to complete her Advanced Early Years (3-7 year olds) PGCE in 2009.
Mrs Stallard spent her first 6 years of teaching in a large Catholic primary school in England, teaching in Foundation Stage and Year 1. She was also the Head of Phonics after just one year of teaching due to her commitment to quality literacy education and, a few years later, became the Foundation Stage Leader. During this time, Mrs Stallard’s passion for outdoor learning grew and she spent a lot of time finding new ways to promote the independence of children in the classroom.
Mrs Stallard has had the privilege of working in a variety of schools in England so has extensive knowledge of the English curriculum and is delighted to be bringing this knowledge and experience to Stonyhurst. Mrs Stallard’s priority will be to create an environment where students feel valued, safe and empowered to reach their full potential.
As a lifelong learner herself, Mrs Stallard completed a Masters in Education in 2018. She also enjoys travelling, swimming, yoga and camping. Spending time with family and friends is also important to Mrs Stallard and she is very excited to be moving to Penang with her husband and 2 children.