Sophie qualified to teach through the GITEP programme in 2006 and, up until September 2020 had been working at Thomas Keble School in Gloucestershire. Sophie is now working at Pate’s Grammar School in Cheltenham and is, therefore, able to offer firsthand advice for both comprehensive and selective educational settings. As a post-threshold practitioner, she has a wealth of classroom experience to draw upon when supporting NQTs through what can be a very challenging year.
Sophie has been a GITEP mentor for many years and is committed to providing the highest levels of support and challenge to the newest members of the profession. Sophie is also a senior examiner with OCR and regularly runs departmental training on the mark schemes. Last year Sophie completed a prestigious teaching fellowship with the Historical Association which culminated with her producing a resource available for use by teachers across the country.