Miss Williams first studied an LLB in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University before moving back to Herefordshire to complete her teacher training. Teaching then took her to East London, where she taught for nine and a half years and worked as an English Lead and Assistant Headteacher. She has been at Kingsland CE Primary School since 2022 and is our Deputy Headteacher and Joint Maths Leader.
Her aim is to provide Class 5 with a warm and friendly environment in which to grow and prosper. She values every child for who they are and encourages them to be all that they can be. Miss Williams is passionate about Oracy across the curriculum and believes it is vital that we empower children with the belief that their voice has value and that they are supported to articulate their thoughts to enhance their learning. Miss Williams is also trained in Philosophy for Children (P4C) which she believes opens children's minds and shifts the dynamic in the classroom to embrace the child’s perspective. As a result, Class 5 are encouraged to challenge injustice, develop an awareness of current issues and to advocate courageously.
Mr Nelson has always particularly loved Maths, Science and Design & Technology, but is also fascinated by words and their uses. He always hopes that his Maths and Science lessons revolve around the battle to take big ideas apart, while D & T hopefully involves putting things together in a well-planned and exciting way! In all subjects, it matters that everyone involved learns to use just the right words to describe what they have seen and understood.
Mr Nelson spent many years as a primary teacher in Nottinghamshire, then became Assistant Head and Deputy Headteacher in a middle school in Worcestershire. Most recently, he was part of the local authority’s school inspection and advisory team in Herefordshire. Though not a Herefordshire local – in fact a definite northerner – the Leominster area has been home to him and his busy family since 1996.