Emily Cassidy-Smith

Early Years Lead, Designated Safeguarding Officer, Class Teacher

I had the pleasure of joining Clowns in August 2019 as the Early Years Lead, and as Class Teacher in Limetree Yellow. Having studied a Primary Education degree, I have a wealth of teaching experience and have taught children from the Early Years Foundation Stage, up to Key Stage 2. This range of teaching experience has given me a deeper understanding of the educational journey that children make and a clear knowledge of the vital role that the Foundation Stage plays.

I am passionate about providing engaging and ambitious learning opportunities for all children, as well creating a safe and nurturing environment in which they feel able to try out new ideas and take risks in their learning. I believe storytelling is the fabric of life and I am passionate about using stories as an inspiration for learning in the classroom. Another of my greatest priorities is to facilitate children to feel confident and have a positive view of themselves as learners; as well as fostering a respect and understanding for others in the world around them.

As Early Years Lead, I strive to create consistency in the outstanding education we deliver at Clowns; as well as ensuring we are at the forefront of educational developments and research. It is a pleasure to work with such a committed and enthusiastic team to provide the very best learning experiences here at Clowns.

 

Clowns Sports Days

24th June 2022

At Clowns all the children are involved in PE sessions each week and during the Summer Term our Rising 4...

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Forest School Training

3rd June 2022

Following their certified Forest School training, Ruth and Ann led their first Forest School training session for the entire staff...

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We raised £2583 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

2nd June 2022

The children at Clowns took part in Sponsorship Week from Monday 16th – Friday 20th May and each class participated...

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