Teacher of English
Full name: Sandra Loraine Dixon – Beilby
Position at Renaissance: Teacher of English
Education and Qualifications: BA (Hons) English and PGCE at Nottingham Trent University. National Award for SENCO Co-ordination at Nottingham Trent University
Teaching Experience: 10 years teaching in Nottingham City teaching English, English literature, drama and media studies. Prior to teaching, 2 years working with children with special educational needs in a mainstream secondary setting.
Professional Accomplishments: Head of the English department; Specialist for KS4 and Lead Teacher for Y11 in English; Department specialist for SEN and EAL; Examiner for AQA and Edexcel; mentoring numerous student teachers over the years to meet the necessary standards to become successful practitioners in their own right.
Description: I am married with 3 children and much of my time is spent ensuring that my daughters get plenty of opportunities to experience different things (this mainly means being at the edge of classes whilst they have fun learning). Like all English teachers, I love reading and switch between the classics and contemporary texts depending on what takes my fancy. I firmly believe that we should never stop learning and should continue to seek development in our lives, therefore, I am currently a student at Nottingham Trent University working towards the National Award for SENCO Co-ordination.