Julie is an outstanding Early Career Teacher who has stood out as a “born teacher” since starting her initial teacher training two years ago. She captures the imagination and engagement of all students through her innovative practice and English lessons and inspires them to aspire with her calm, warm and nurturing manner and determination to change lives.
Since starting her career, she has independently created aspirational extra-curricular clubs, taken on an additional responsibility to drive More Able and Talented provision, where she has forged new links with universities and industry to support and mentor students into further and higher education. She regularly gives back to teachers through supporting and mentoring Initial Teacher Trainees (ITTs) and sharing her expertise with staff inside and outside of the academy.
Despite only being in her second year of teaching, she has delivered a range of different talks and presentations to training providers and organisations (including Teach East and the Prince’s Trust) to support ITTs and other ECTs.