Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day and boarding school near Norwich, Norfolk.

For girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form – discover the difference.

Miss Doughty


What attracted you to the role of Year 2 teacher at HOHS?
During my first visit to Hethersett Old Hall I found that I connected with the school and its values. I thought that the facilities were fantastic and classrooms inspiring. I especially loved the obvious enthusiasm and opportunity for outdoor learning as this is an area I think is particularly valuable.

What is your favourite thing about being a teacher?
There are many things I love about teaching but I think the best one has to be those ‘light bulb’ moments. It is so rewarding watching the children progress.

What are your interests and will you be incorporating these into your teaching?
My background is in the arts. I studied fine art at university and before training as a teacher I taught Performing arts (drama, dance, musical theatre and speech) in schools around the county. I am keen to engage children in the arts.

What is your favourite memory of your own time at school?
I absolutely loved school, which is probably why I’ve found my way back to the classroom! The things I remember the most were the exciting creative lessons, times when you were able to learn outdoors, had a special visitor or just tried something different! I hope that I can give Year Two the same fond memories of lessons at school!

What was your favourite subject at school and why?
I loved English and Science at school; both were taught in very creative ways.

What was your  least favourite subject and why?
I wasn’t all that good at Geography, thankfully I had some very good teachers guiding me through!

If you could go back in time and give your “younger” self a piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid of trying something new! You might just find that one thing you were afraid to do becomes your favourite hobby or even your career!

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your pupils might be surprised to learn.
You might catch me singing at a function or in a musical from time to time!


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