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Richella CV NEW

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Richella CV NEW

  1. 1. Richella McDermott 46 Ravenhill Gardens, Ravenhill Road, Belfast BT6 8GP 07715275426 A teacher with over 7 years of experience in providing the vision required to ensure a high quality of education of pupils. Having a proven track record of outstanding lessons thereby providing pupils with the best environment to achieve their full potential. Possessing the required enthusiasm, vision, drive and adaptability. Currently looking for a teaching position with a progressive school that values and celebrates diversity and achievement. Career History September 2014 – July 2015: Aldersely High School, Codsall.  Directing all aspects of the food department in line with school objectives.  Overseeing adherence to the food budget for new equipment.  Identifying opportunities for literacy within the school and playing a key role in Literacy group.  Responsible for primary school liaison and delivery of food to KS2 students.  Successfully devising schemes of learning for STEM and Food.  Successfully leading IAG school days for Year 8 (Healthy Eating) and Year 13 students (Preparing for University)  Fully competent in delivering teaching and learning ideas to whole staff.  Responsible for delivery of BTEC Home Cooking Skills to students in Pupil Referral Unit.  Responsible for all risk assessments and health and safety within food. Successfully retained certification from DATA.  Successfully mentored Art PGCE student – observing and identifying opportunities for improvement within their teaching.  Comprehensive knowledge of food industry processes after working in the food industry as a food technologist.  Management of extra-curricular activities i.e. Christmas Cake Workshop, Love Food Workshop.  Directed EAL students and parents food workshops.  Devised Food Learning Site via Frog Learn to create a personalised learning experience for every student.  Responsible for tracking and intervention of all KS3 and KS4 food students.  Teacher of Art to Year 7.  Achieved Grade 1 Outstanding for all lessons observed. September 2012 - July 2014: Cannock Chase High School – Lead Teacher of Food TLR 2  Teacher of Home Economics KS3 and Hospitality and Catering KS4.  Teacher of Textiles, Graphics and Product Design KS3.  Leader in Teaching and Learning Group Enquiry to allow teachers to share good practice.  Managing a team of teaching assistants and technicians with ultimate responsibility.  Updating school policy documentation within the food department.  Leader of Eco Schools and implementation of food garden within the school premises.  Responsible for devising cross curricular food projects throughout the whole of the school.  Management of Family Learning Week – Food Workshops (Parents and Students)  Health and safety, including implementation of risk assessments and ensuring adherence to statutory regulation.  Tracking of KS3 underachieving students and implementation of intervention strategies.  Fully competent in organising and managing school trips to extend students’ knowledge.  Maintenance of food budget within the department.  Successfully completed mid leaders course to build upon skills and experience.  Played a key role in Numeracy and Literacy staff working group; devising strategies for teachers to implement within the classroom.  Responsible for delivery of BTEC Home Cooking Skills to students in Pupil Referral Unit.  Mentored Food PGCE student – helping them achieve QTS status.  Responsible for Gifted and Talented Food Group; implementation of activities to stretch and challenge students.  Management of extra-curricular activities – The Big Feed Competition (competing with other schools within the region). After school cookery club.  Responsible for providing whole school catering for Cannock Chase Festival. September 2008 – July 2012: Trinity Catholic School Leamington Spa – Teacher of Food
  2. 2.  Teacher of Home Economics (Food Science and Nutrition) KS3 and Food Technology KS4.  Responsible for identifying gaps and drawing up schemes of work to ensure a broader curriculum.  Successfully prepared and administered assignments, project and exams.  Organised lunch time and after school food club to extend students’ knowledge.  Overseeing breakfast club for children who are receiving free school meals.  Supported SEN GCSE students throughout Mathematics lessons.  Teacher of Art Year 9.  GCSE mentor to raise GCSE attainment.  Monitoring Coursework and devising revision strategies for exam.  Participating in out of school activities.  DATA certification – Health and Safety. February 2008 – July 2008 – Teaching Practice (Myton School)  Teacher of KS3 (Home Economics), KS4 and KS5 (Food Technology).  Teacher of KS3 Textiles and Graphics.  1-2-1 Tuition for A-level students.  Organised A-level school trip to manufacturing plant.  Assisted in running of Eco School Council.  Assisted Form Tutor Group for Year 8.  Coordinator of KS4 resources.  Complied classroom displays.  Worked closely with SENCO department. September 2007 – January 2008 – Teaching Practice (Alderbrook Leading Arts College)  Teacher of Food and Nutrition KS3.  Teacher of Textiles KS3.  1-2-1 tuition with English as Additional Language students within SENCO department.  Assisted in Learning to Learn and Brain Learning Power workshops devising engaging activities for whole school.  Assisted students in Future Chef Competition. Education & Qualifications St Patricks College Maghera Co. Derry GCE Religious Education D GCE Geography D GCE Home Economics E RSA Text and Word Processing PASS Northern Ireland Hotel and Catering College Higher National Diploma Food and Consumer Management PASS
  3. 3. University of Ulster BSc Hons Consumer Studies BSc Hons Food Technology Management 2:1 Birmingham City University Post Graduate Certificate of Education PGCE Design and Technology Food and Textiles References Nikki Able Paul Whitehouse (Vice Principal) (Head of Art and Design) Uffculme School, Aldersley High School, Chapel Hill Barnhurst Lane, Uffculme, Wolverhampton EX15 3AG WV8 1RT Telephone Number: 01884840458 Telephone Number: 01902556868