Meet the team
Favourite book - My favourite book that I have read recently is 'Difficult Women' by Roxane Gay - she writes beautifully and fiercely about women from a range of backgrounds.
Reason why I love teaching at FPA - I love the diversity and courage of the students at Firth Park: they are focussed, ambitious and bring a smile to my face everyday.
My favourite quotation/motto - My quote is from American educator and Principal, Rita Pierson. She says this quote to all her classes at the start of every lesson!
My favourite quote - ‘No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us’ - Marsha P. Johnson
My favourite quotation/motto - 'There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy’
My favourite quotation/motto - ‘If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you will have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have.’ - Joel Osteen
My favourite quotation/motto - “She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live”- Annie Dillard
My favourite quotation/motto - "What God has blessed, no man can curse."
Reading and the Library at Firth Park Academy
The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) plays a central role in maximising students’ potential in their Firth Park Academy journey. Through the development of independent learning and critical thinking, students are expected to read with skill and volition. Please see the Reading section of our website for more information.
For more information about our LRC please have a look at our Reading Webpage here - LRC
What does good work look like in English at Firth Park Academy?
In English lessons, we write in blue or black pen. The teachers mark the work in red pen and may highlight any spelling mistakes in yellow highlighter. Students then respond and improve their work in green pen.
Have a look at these great examples!
Here, you can see the pupils’ original work in black pen. Then, the teacher marked it in red pen and offered EBI targets (Even Better If…)
The pupil on the left has improved their work in green pen which has then been checked by the teacher.
Above you can see two pieces of remarkable Year 10 work that have been re-drafted in green pen