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Mrs Claire Paul, Teacher of Dance

Educated on the Island, Mrs Paul has danced since the age of 2 and has performed and choreographed professionally and taught Dance, on and off the Island since receiving her Degree in Performing Arts in 2002. She has been a qualified Secondary School teacher since 2009 and also holds a Certificate in Education (FE) and is a qualified Pilates Instructor. Mrs Paul passionately believes that Dance can have a real influence on the life, energy and overall success of a school.



Mrs Paul has taught Dance from age 4 to 74 in a wide range of settings. She taught Dance at KS3, 4 and 5 in Island Secondary schools for 7 years whilst delivering Choreography workshops in the community for adults of any age. Following the birth of her daughter in 2012 she became a freelance teacher and has provided Dance tuition in the majority of the Isle of Wight’s Primary schools as well as performance workshops in Secondary schools. She has also worked extensively on Dance projects with Adults with Learning Disabilities.

Mrs Paul’s goals…

The Island Free School reaches beyond the classroom through community and pupil opportunities, and I look forward to building a flourishing Dance culture that significantly contributes to this.
Mrs Paul

Mrs Claire Paul

Teacher of Dance



Degree in Performing Arts, fully qualified Teaching Qualification.

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.

Mrs C. Paul – Teacher of Dance

Average Progress
All pupils taught: 5.2
Girls: 5.2
Boys: N/A
Free Schools Meals pupils: 2.3
Pupil Premium: 2.2
SEN pupils: 3.0

Contact info

Got a question? Email Mrs Paul

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