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Ms Lisa Payn, Teacher of History

Miss Payn moved to the Island with her family when she was 8 years old and was
educated in Island schools. At the end of her secondary education she achieved A levels in History, Geography and General Studies and then went on to obtain an undergraduate degree in American Studies and History from Keele University.
Following that, she went on to gain a TEFL qualification in Teaching English as Foreign Language and worked for Wight International Language Schools, teaching foreign business clients. After returning from
travelling around the world Miss Payn worked at the Isle of Wight College teaching various TEFL programmes and Access History.



Miss Payn embarked on the GTP (Graduate Teacher Programme) to become a
fully qualified Secondary School Teacher in History in 2007. She has taught a
range of subjects, including History, Geography and English, in both Island Middle
and Secondary Schools and has also held the position of KS3 History Co-ordinator.
Miss Payn enjoys music, playing both the flute and piano and has developed a keen interest in the History of the Island along with its art and literary culture.

Ms Payn’s goals…

I endeavour to apply my knowledge to ensure that pupils strive to reach their full
potential and believe that the ethos of the Island Free School provides the
perfect conditions in which students feel safe, confident and able to achieve. I
am looking forward to making a valid contribution to such an innovative school.
Ms Payn

Ms Lisa Payn

Teacher of History



A Levels in History, Geography and General Studies.
Undergraduate Degree in American Studies and History – Upper Second Class Honours
Trinity Tefl Certificate
Graduate Teacher Training Programme and QTS – Specialising in History.

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.

Miss L. Payn – Teacher of History

Average Progress
All pupils taught: 4.2
Girls: 4.3
Boys: 4.0
Free Schools Meals pupils: 3.6
Pupil Premium: 2.9
SEN pupils: 2.9

Contact info

Got a question? Email Ms Payn

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