Raffaella Cantillo MPhil., Ph.D., valid QTS, DBS Enhanced
Born 8/10/1974 Salerno, Italy
Address: 8 Honey Meadow Close, Caversham, Reading, RG4 5LS
QTS – Enhanced DBS (registeredwith the online update service) - Experienced
(9 years+)teacherof English, secondaryschools. Professional, good
communicator, team-worker, hard-working with goodleadership/management
CPD - Teaching Qualifications
2000 - National Exam Certification for Teachers of English - Italy (concorso a
cattedra – abilitazione QTS-equivalent).
2012 - Developing Your Potential - Ks3&4 Teaching strategies /gained QTS –
Teaching Agency, Coventry UK.
2015 - Child Protection in Education certificate through Teaching Personnel and
EduCare. Team-teach 24 h – Reading (Teaching Personnel, Sage Road).
Safeguarding certificate (Capita/TSA). Interview Techniques (CPD/Teaching
Personnel, Welby City Garden). CONTEST Certificate (Simply Education
Teaching experience in the United Kingdom
Since September 2014 - Supply teacher – English day cover or long term supply.
Looking for a permanent role of English (Ks3-5/GCSE/A-level).
I normally carry out supply day (English and general cover) assignments through
Teaching Personnel, MMB, Engage Education, Simply Education and Always
The schools I worked at from September 2014 to June 2015 are all listed in my work
history on the Teaching Personnel portal.
Among the schools I have worked at most recently are: Theale Green School,
Chiltern Edge, Denefield School(Tilehurst), Wallingford school(Wallingford), and
Easthampstead Park Community Secondary school(Bracknell) .
Agencies I have registered/worked/interviewedat:
Teaching Personnel, Always Flourishing, Reed, Capita, MMB, Engage Education,
Simply Education, TSA, ProtocolEducation, E-teach, Jambo, JJFox, 99Hyppos,
Morgan Hunt, Dakota 6, and Monarch.
Schools I was interviewed at recently for English roles (2015-2016):
The Brackenhale School(Bracknell)
The Newbury College (Newbury)
RobertMays School(Odiham, Hook)
Reading College, (Reading)
Garth Hill College (Bracknell)
Little Heath (Tilehurst)
The Piggot’s school(Wargrave)
Recentschools where I have workedon supply since Sept 2015:
Chiltern Edge School, (Sonning Common, Reading, Simply Edu, MMB)
Churchmead school(Datchet, Teaching Personnel- TP)
Theale Green School(Theale Green, MMB)
Gillott’s School, Gillott Lane, (Henley-on-Thames, Simply Ed)
Easthamstead Park School(Bracknell, various, TP)
The Willink School(Burghfield Common, TP)
Denefield (Tilehurst, TP, Always Flourishing)
Previous Teaching Experience (2007-2014)
Permanent role as Classroom teacher appointed by the Italian Ministry of Education,
Italy, 2007-ongoing (on unwaged leave of absence since Sept 2014). I am currently
looking for a permanent postof English in order to renounce my role in Italy.
Other work experience
Between 2006 and 2010 I taught on a range of teaching-training seminars and
translation and translation studies at the University of Naples (IUO - Napoli), and I
have co-chaired English literature and grammar at the University of Salerno, Italy.
(Scienze della Formazione - Università degli studi di Salerno). I Tutored a PON
National CPD programme in Italy.
Between 2012 and 2014 I co-tutored the KET and Trinity programs at my schools in
(2007) M.Phil. by research, The University of Reading - Reading, UK
(2006) Ph.D. Compared Literatures -Università degli studi di Cagliari, Italy
(2001) M.A., The Body and Representation, French studies in Literature and
The University of Reading - Reading, UK
(2000) Italian National Curriculum Exam for teachers of EFL
(1998) First degree (BA Modern and Foreign Languages - English and Spanish);
University of Salerno, Italy (passed with commendation);
(1993) Certificate of Proficiency in English – British Council (Naples, Italy)
(1992) Schoolleaving certificate (high school, Liceo Scientifico Statale G. Da
Procida, Salerno, Italy);
(1990) First Certificate in English – British Council (Naples, Italy)
Languages: Italian (fluent, native); English (fluent, quasi-native); Spanish (fluent).
Other interests: Academic studies, Visual arts and Creative Writing.
Throughout my teaching career, I have on occasionreviewed translations, co-edited
books and published articles/review (English literature/Children’s
literature/cultural/postcolonial studies). In 2012, I took part in a conference on
childhood studies in Padova (The Child and The Book) with a presentation about
audio-books of fairy tales.
I recently published a peer-reviewed article about inclusiveness in mainstream
schools (‘On Creating a Different Normality’ – BJES – ScienceDomain.org)
My other research interests range within the broad areas of creative writing,
languages, music and the visual arts. I paint/ write poetry in Italian and English.
All my visual artwork is available for viewing online and my two poem collections
‘Sogna’and ‘L’arpeggiodel frastuono’ are available to buy from booksellers online.