Mrs Anna Breach, Teacher of Humanities
Mrs Breach was born in Zambia, before moving to the Island where she was brought up in Ventnor and educated through the state system. She went on to graduate from Homerton College, Cambridge University, where she attained a B.Ed (Hons) in Geography and Expressive Arts. Mrs Breach launched her career in teaching at St Michael’s Preparatory School, a leading independent school in Kent, and has since taught at state schools around the Isle of Wight.
Mrs Breach joined The Island Free School with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of educational settings (state, independent, middle and primary schools). She is an accomplished Head of Year and Humanities teacher with a wealth of pastoral experience.
Mrs Breach has very high expectations of her pupils and is rarely disappointed. The Times Educational Supplement wrote an article about how she inspired former student Lizzy Yarnold MBE, who won a Gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics (Skeleton). This was one of her proudest moments and it still makes her cry when she thinks about it!
Her many creative interests include drama, needlework and cake making. She is also an experienced coach of sports including Lacrosse, Rounders and Cricket.
Mrs Breach’s goals…
Diploma in Performance Coaching from Newcastle University.
B.Ed (Hons) Cantab in Geography and Expressive Arts from Homerton College, Cambridge University.
Four months at the Colentina Hospital in Bucharest setting up an education program for orphans.
Trips with Jet Set, a charity that takes physically and mentally handicapped adults on pilgrimages to Lourdes.
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.
Mrs A.Breach – Head of Year 8
Average progress made by:
All pupils taught: 4.0
Free Schools Meals pupils: 4.0
Pupil Premium: 3.8
SEN pupils: 3.8
Got a question? Email Mrs Breach