Prestigious role for Greatham Primary School teacher

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Thursday 28th June 2018 2:00 pm
Greatham Primary School teacher Kim Taylor (centre) with pupils at the school’s mud kitchen ()

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A GREATHAM Primary School teacher has been appointed to a prestigious role in Hampshire.

Reception class teacher Kim Taylor has been appointed a Learning Foundation Stage Practitioner (LFSP) for East Hampshire.

LFSPs provide a support service for all early years practitioners, and they provide outreach work as well as receiving visits from other teachers.

Kim said: “A couple of LFSPs are selected for East Hampshire each year.

“I had to go through an application process and I was then selected to be an LFSP for a year until April 2019, and I could re-apply to do it for another year.

“I was delighted to be chosen, and this now gives me the opportunity to help and support other schools in developing.

“I will be going to lots of other schools, and teachers from other schools will also be coming to Greatham and observing my teaching.”

Kim, who used to teach at Petersfield Infant School, is a big advocate of outdoor learning at Greatham, and the benefits it can bring for the children.

She said: “I’ve been working at Greatham for five years, and we have really developed the outdoor learning area in that time.

“We now have a mud kitchen, a sand area, a bug investigation area, a friendship hut, den building, outdoor planting, a water area, outdoor painting and an outdoor reading area.

“Using the outdoor area to support learning has massive benefits for the children.

“The children love being outside, and we are very lucky to have all of this at the school.”