Jessica Routley

Jessica Routley

Jessica Routley

It is difficult to pinpoint a best moment because something will happen every day that reminds me why teaching is such a rewarding career, it is usually the ‘penny-drop moment’. However, one thing I particularly enjoy is when past students come back to visit and tell me about how they are doing and what they have achieved. It is truly fulfilling to know that you provided the guidance to help them achieve their highest potential.

About Me

I believe that teaching isn’t just about imparting knowledge that enables a student to pass an exam, but it is about instilling values that will allow each and every student to be successful not only in their academic performance but holistically. As practitioners we have a responsibility to guide students to become well-rounded individuals who will go on to have an active and positive impact on the world around them. I am enthusiastic about guiding students to discover a more sustainable eco-friendly way of life.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family. I also enjoy playing tennis and wakeboarding.

My Experience

PGCE Secondary Science | MRes in Primate Biology, Behaviour & Conservation | BSc (Hons) in Zoology

Having always had a passion for Science and in particular Biology and the Natural World, I decided to study Zoology at Newcastle University. Following this I gained a Master of Research Degree in Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conservation. I knew that I wanted to embark on a career that was rewarding, exciting and where I could share my passion for science and so decided to pursue a career in teaching.

I secured a place on the Teach First Programme and gained my PGCE whilst working at a school in central London. After two years I moved to Qatar where I taught Biology to KS4 and KS5 and general science to KS3. After my first year I took on the role of Head of Biology and Deputy head of Science.

After five years in Qatar I decided it was ready for a change of scenery.