Qualified School Teacher (England)
by Alex Patmore
7 Broomgrove Crescent, Sheffield, United Kingdom S10 2LQ
2009-2010 Achieved Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Sheffield Hallam University
Secondary PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education)
I have recently completed my Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and am now a qualified secondary school teacher in the United Kingdom. I have a year’s worth of classroom experience under my belt, teaching young people between the ages of 11-18 at two different schools in Sheffield, England.
As well as my chosen subject of Religious Education, I also managed to gain valuable experience teaching English, Philosophy and Physical Education.
Japanese language club - At my second placement school I was able to set up and run a lunchtime Japanese language club, which was enthusiastically attended by up to 20 students each time. The lessons consisted of basic Japanese grammar, vocabulary, and we also looked at certain aspects of Japanese culture. I was responsible for lesson planning, and utilized a variety of resources to make each lesson fun and interesting for the students. The club ran successfully for 4 months until the end of my placement.
30 Hour TEFL Certificate with TEFL England www.teflengland.co.uk
I attended a 3 day intensive TEFL course in Manchester, England. The course was extremely helpful in giving me new ideas in how to plan and deliver lessons, especially in a TEFL context.
Summer 2010 Supply Teacher
After completing my PGCE, I worked as a supply teacher in a number of schools in Sheffield, England. This allowed me further valuable experience of working in a wide range of schools and classroom situations.
2005 – 2008 University of Sheffield
BA (Hons) Philosophy 2:1
As part of my degree, I was able to take 120
credits (a third of my time at university) within the East Asian Studies department. My elective modules were in studying Japanese language, Japanese history and contemporary society alongside my Philosophy modules.
1999/2005 Kett Sixth Form Centre/Sprowston High School, Norwich, England
A-Levels: English Language B
History C (AS Level)
11 GCSE’s including 1A*, 8As.
2004 - Present
Cricket Coach – various organizations (part - time)
ECB Level 2 Qualified Coach, CRB Checked
First Aid and Child Protection certificates
Coaching on a one-to-one basis or in groups of up to thirty participants has enabled me to adapt to different needs and abilities, factoring differing ages and group sizes. Ages varied from 4 years old to adults.
Taking school PE lessons independently as well as assisting a senior coach
Sheffield University Cricket Club
2007 – 2008 1st Team Captain / Club Captain
• Responsible for setting up a partnership between the University and a local cricket club.
• Overseeing the running of three separate teams, which involved ensuring player availability, and other necessary duties such as the hire of grounds, umpires and transport for all teams.
• Driving – Full, Clean Driving License with Pass Plus
• Computer Skills – Experienced with Microsoft Office packages, including Word and Excel
• Languages – Basic Japanese and French
• Japanese Passport – Dual nationality (British/Japanese)
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
I enjoy playing many sports, such as football and cricket, in which I have played at senior regional level
I enjoy seeing the world, in the last two years I have been to Germany, Italy and Egypt, and have visited Japan on a number of occasions.
Available on request