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Miss Lauren Sparrow, Head of Year & Teacher of English

Miss Sparrow grew up on the island, having been educated at Sandown Bay Academy. Miss Sparrow is keen to share her knowledge of the English legal system during the extra-curricular hour and in the future begin to teach Law at GCSE level. Miss Sparrow will become the Head of Year for our 2020 cohort.



Miss Sparrow achieved A-Levels in Law, Business Studies and Sociology before going on to complete her Law degree from the University of Surrey. After realising that it was a teaching career that Miss Sparrow wanted to pursue, she began her PGCE with the University of Portsmouth – The Island Free School being her host placement school. She became qualified as an NQT in June 2019.

Miss Sparrow’s goals…

As a newly qualified teacher at The Island Free School, my goal is to encourage pupils to believe in their own abilities and thrive in every aspect of their school life.
Miss Sparrow

Miss Sparrow

Teacher of English



PGCE & QTS – University of Portsmouth

LLB (Hons) in Law – University of Surrey

A Levels – Sandown Bay Academy

Pupil progress

Expectations of pupil progress

A progress measure identifies improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. An average of three points is the expected progress measure. A progress measure of 4 points or more highlights good to outstanding teaching and learning. All progress measures at the Island Free School are taken from externally marked or moderated exams taken at the end of the year. Due to the fact that even the most able pupils began year 7 with little knowledge of Science, progress in year 7 may appear superficially high.

Miss L. Sparrow – Teacher of English

Average Progress

This information will be available soon.

Contact info

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