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Miss Hopwood

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What is your role at HOHS?
I will be starting as the Year 5 class teacher in September 2014.

What attracted you to the role at HOHS?
When I came to the interview at HOHS I was made very welcome and felt comfortable and at ease with the school environment. I also took note of the beautiful grounds and great facilities the school has to offer. Luckily, I was offered the post and readily accepted.

What is your favourite thing about being a teacher?
Enjoying the company of young minds and hopefully inspiring them to make the best of their individual strengths and talents.

What are your interests and will you be incorporating these into your teaching?
My specific interests are in Languages (primarily Spanish) and Music (Piano and Violin) and I am sure opportunities will arise to incorporate these within the curriculum during the school year. ¡Espera y veras!

What is your favourite memory of your own time at school?
Competing in the three-legged race with my best friend at aged 8. We didn’t make it past the half way mark though…….. too much giggling.

What was your favourite subject at school and why?
Without a doubt, Maths – I love numbers, statistics and anything to do with factual information.

What was your  least favourite subject and why?
Brrr…… swimming lessons in the winter term. As you can imagine, trudging back to the classroom through the school grounds with long wet hair was not the most enjoyable experience!

If you could go back in time and give your “younger” self a piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t worry about the small things, everything works out in the end and everyone finds their place.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your pupils wouldn’t know.
You might find me challenging you to a game of Chess. I spent two summers living in the Basque region of Spain as an English Tutor to two young girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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