A BIT ABOUT Jennie Eyres
A background you can trust.
Teaching and learning have been at the heart of everything I have done for the last 15 years.
I trained in Journalism and PR, and in the early stages of my career I ran a magazine for a regional charity - but alongside this, right from the word go I taught Media as an extra-curricular activity to students at two schools in Cambridgeshire. I set myself a challenge, to teach Media Studies GCSE to students in a year through weekly twilight sessions. The students came out with excellent results, which led me on to a specialist Media PGCE at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
I then began teaching, and have worked my way up through various schools from media teacher, to BTEC Course leader, to Head of Department, Head of Faculty and finally Lead Practitioner: Head of Vocational Qualifications.
Along the way, I have examined and moderated for different Leading UK Awarding Bodies. I am currently an examiner and moderator for two different Awarding Bodies and I run CPD sessions for one of them, and for Hodder Education too.
While teaching, I felt it was important to be continually learning too, so I gained an MA in Media, Communication and Culture with the Open University and most recently I completed my National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL), based around introducing vocational qualifications to my school and standardising approaches and admin.
In my spare(!) time I can be found editing a magazine for families called Raring2go for the Harrogate and York area. You know what they say, if you want something done, ask a busy person!