Writing is my guilty pleasure. If you’re ever looking for me and can’t find me, then you’ll most likely find me curled up in an armchair, where I’ll be writing.
Media consultant @NextFriday working with social media platforms to raise clients profiles and engagement.
I sit somewhere in the no-man’s land half way between formal and informal education in a land called flexi-schooling.
As a mum of three boys, there is never a dull moment in our house. My children are my motivation and my inspiration who drive my every action.
My Creative writing Procces
What makes me tick
Reading to my boys, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is my all time favourite.
My mum's homemade trifle, and marmite on toast.
I love winter, but hate being cold. (Wood burning stove kind of winters)
Love animals, but am ridiculously afraid of spiders.
About My Life
June 2011 - Current
I’ve spent the past few years realising that there is a way to combine home education with state education. I’m a part-time flexi school teacher, combining state school and home learning. I spend lots of time following a Montessori approach of child led learning. After teaching mainstream for several years, this method feels like a refreshing change… which also seems to work.
Jun 2005 - Present
Oliver & The Missing Scientist
Writing is my passion, I've just published my first book "Oliver & The Missing Scientist". I'm busy working on the sequal and I have more book projects in the pipeline.
Sept 2000 - June 2005
Primary School Teacher
My training as a primary school teacher began many years ago in the northern town of Bradford. Here, I was convinced I wanted to teach children of junior age as little ankle biters scared me. After becoming a mum, I realised that the bites from those under seven, were actually far less painful than I imagined. In fact, it is the most rewarding occupation imaginable. Children are so creative, and every ounce of their creativity needs nurturing and celebrating.
University of South Wales
After taking several years career break, I took a refresher course at Caerleon, ‘Return to Teaching’, just to remind myself what teaching was all about. The paperwork had changed somewhat along with assessments and expectations, but one thing that was apparent, the children hadn’t changed at all.
Bradford & Ilkey Community College
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
I studied Primary Education in Bradford, cutting my teeth in some of the toughest schools in Yorkshire, Buttershaw Middle School was often in the news.
Technology Management & Science with Women's Studies
University of Bradford
2:i reading Technology and Management with Women’s Studies, this course set my core skills, and perhaps underpins my opinions on the state of our education system today.
I had the pleasure to read Bev's book to my grandchildren, they visit every 2nd week for a sleep over, 'Oliver and the Missing Scientist' was part of our routine for 3 months. Brilliant.
Bev believes in child led education, her approach, methods and results speak for themselves, they might challenge the status quo but they work.
It sounds obvious
Bev takes the education of children seriously. Her belief in a child's natural creativity and how that defines the child and their success should be adopted in education systems across the world.