We want to help teachers create classrooms where ordinary things are thought about in less than ordinary ways. Our goal is to ignite creative thought in teachers and pupils by providing creative teaching resources.
sparkyteaching.com was launched online in 2009. Before founding the site, I taught at KS2 for nine years in schools in both England & Wales and my passion for teaching comes directly from my classroom experience. I am fully CRB-checked (please ask to see a copy of my current CRB certificate).
Particular curricular areas of interest to me are literacy, investigational maths, art, design technology and music. But most of all, I want to help develop thinking skills - giving children the skills to think in deeper ways, whatever the subject. The 'What we think' page should give you more of an idea of the things that get me going.
Based in South Wales, I am currently concentrating on producing motivational and thinking skills resources for classroom use, as well as working alongside schools developing websites and creating commissioned teaching resources.