Alison Osborn BSc, QTS
Primary Years Literacy and Numeracy Tutor
Alison is a primary teacher with over 12 years teaching experience. She has taught across both KS1 and KS2 (Year 1-6) in schools in Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire. She enjoys the fun and challenges of new teaching and learning.
Alison expresses a great interest in children, their development both socially and emotionally. She is an enthusiastic teacher who delights in the fun, participation and celebration of new learning and success. She has a special interest in small group intervention work and one-one tutoring in Literacy and Numeracy. Additionally, Alison has experience assisting with SATs preparation for both key stages. She also has experience and skills to support SEND and children with developmental learning delay.
Alison understands the diversity of children’s backgrounds and characteristics. She firmly believes that: “Every child can succeed in their own learning journey. It’s all about identifying an individual’s needs and areas for skill development, before maximising and instilling essential support mechanisms, to mould, shape, and develop, happy, confident, independent learners.”
Before gaining her QTS in 2006, to begin a new career in teaching, Alison trained and worked in the field of Biomedical Science of which she holds BSc and accredited Fellowship Qualifications (FIMLS). She graduated in 1992, from The University of the West of England, Bristol. Alison worked at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, and for East Gloucestershire Health Service Trust (Cheltenham General Hospital), for 10 years before starting her own family.
Alison worked in the Microbiology Department & Infection Control team. She carried out medically-related practical laboratory work and assays and contributed to audits and laboratory research. Alison was later responsible for training and teaching other students and laboratory staff.