Katy Vickery

Katy Vickery – 2018

Katy Vickery

Left in 2018

What job or programme of study are you doing at the moment? Tell us a little about it.

I have completed my L2 childcare qualification at Riverside college and have just progressed onto my L3 childcare qualification. I have had work experience a day nurseries and I’m now at a nursery school. I enjoy helping children to grow and develop.

How did you decide on your career path and what is most interesting about your work or course of study?

I have always enjoyed being around children such as my younger brothers and cousins. I like to help support them when learning things and watch them grow in confidence. My mum was a nursery practitioner and I would like to follow in her footsteps. I would also like to become a social worker, once I have gained my knowledge and experience of child development to help children and families.

What is your fondest memory of your time at school?

The support I received from all my teachers, which helped me get the grades I needed to start college. I also enjoyed prom night.

Did you have a favourite or inspirational teacher, or teachers, when you were here? Tell us a little about why they were so important to you.

Mrs Rathbone - is very supportive and helped me whenever I needed it. She would make school and learning fun and enjoyable. Miss Beck - is a fantastic maths teacher, she was able to help me to understand and enjoy maths. Mrs Pope - I have had Mrs Pope since year 8 as my science teacher, she is very kind and supportive, made me smile every day. Mrs Eastaugh - always there if I needed someone to talk to, she made sure I was progressing well in my classes. Mrs McDowell - is a fantastic cooking teacher who supported all the way through high school.

What advice would you give to our current students?

Work hard, don’t be afraid to ask for help if your struggling. Attend any addition revision or intervention lessons when preparing for your exams.

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Katy Vickery – 2018