Mrs Jennifer Willis
Year 5 Teacher
When I was at school I always knew that I wanted to work in science or with children. As it turned out the science came first and, following a degree in Biochemistry, I spent the next 15 years working as a cell biologist in the pharmaceutical industry.
However, my desire to work with children never went away and 3 years ago I decided to take the plunge and go back to university to do a PGCE in Primary Education. Being a mature student wasn’t easy, particularly as I am also a busy mum, but I enjoyed the course and was sure that I had made the right decision. That feeling was strengthened when I visited Estcots and I was delighted to join the staff and children as a newly qualified teacher in 2014.
Two years on, it feels like I’ve always been here! I am now looking forward to using my background to help to lead the science curriculum and ensure that it continues to be engaging and inspiring for the children.