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Mrs Rebecca Walker, Head of Geography

Mrs Walker is an influential figure within her specialist field of Geography. She was brought up on the Isle of Wight and then went on to obtain a degree in Geography from Chester College. She continued her studies at the University of Bath achieving a Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Geography.

She is an experienced Head of Geography, with an established reputation. Her schemes of work (lesson plans) have been published in The Times Educational Supplement and she has also written articles for other leading journals.

 

Experience

Mrs Walker is an enthusiastic teacher who instils a passion for Geography into her pupils. She has developed innovative approaches to cross curricular teaching that incorporate community involvement and participation. Her work on this subject has been widely published and used in other schools.

She has worked as a Geography teacher since 2000, progressing rapidly through the leadership process. She is also experienced at designing craft projects.

Mrs Walker’s goals…

My motivation in teaching is to do the best that I can to enable every pupil in my care to achieve their potential and beyond. At The Island Free School, every teacher will get to know every child, and I know that I can make a positive impact.
Mrs Walker

Mrs Rebecca Walker

Head of Geography

Summary

Education

A levels in Geography, History, Theatre Studies and General Studies

Undergraduate degree in Geography: 2:2

PGCE Geography: Qualified

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 R. Walker - Head of Geography

Average Progress

All pupils taught: 4.5
Girls: 5.2
Boys: 3.8
Free Schools Meals pupils: 2.5
Pupil Premium: 3.9
SEN pupils: 3.8

Contact info

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