10 Main Street The Village, East Kilbride Glasgow G74 4JH phone: 01355 902267 mobile: 07828149471 New

Zealand & Irish Nationality Age 34 years e-mail: mckinlay.sarah@gmail.com EDUCATION Disclosure Scotland Enhanced Disclosure General Teaching Council of Scotland September Provisional Teacher Registration Ministry of Education, New Zealand Provisional Teacher Registration New Zealand Red Cross Comprehensive First Aid (CFA) Course Christchurch College of Education Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning Christchurch, NZ University of Canterbury Bachelor of Arts Christchurch, NZ Major: English and History Otago Polytechnic Batchelor of Midwifery 2 years completed Dunedin, NZ July 2005 April 2005 May 2005 December 2000




WORK EXPERIENCE Long Term Supply Teacher Kirktonholme Primary School, East Kilbride Primary1class Supply Teacher Halfmerk Primary School, East Kilbride Waitress Muffin Break, Centre West, East Kilbride Supply Teacher Regular supply teacher for up to 10 schools Christchurch, New Zealand April to November 2007 January to April 2007 October to January 2007 2005-2006

Holiday Programme Co-supervisor December 2005 The Homework Club, Christchurch, New Zealand • Planning & supervising up to 46 children (5-12 yrs) • Managing 6 staff members After school Programme Co-supervisor The Homework Club, Christchurch, New Zealand Holiday Programme After School Care Programme Co-Supervisor The Beckenham Out of School Care Organisation (B.O.S.C.O), Christchurch, New Zealand Community Support Worker I.H.C. (Care of Intellectually Handicapped Persons) Atanui Trust, Christchurch, New Zealand • Managed residential home with 5 severely handicapped occupants May 2005 2003-04


REFEREES Sandra MacKenzie Head Teacher Kirktonholme Primary School Dornoch Place East Kilbride G74 1DY Phone: 01355 222 050 David McCulloch Head Teacher Halfmerk Primary School Logie Park East Kilbride G74 4BU Phone: 01355 579 902

INTERESTS Exploring the great outdoors Working up a sweat at the gym Spending time with my sons Caleb 10 and Jeremy 7yrs Reading both fiction & non-fiction Enjoying all forms of the arts and culture Travelling PERSONAL STATEMENT I am a creative, dynamic, innovative individual looking to move away from the role of classroom teacher and use my skills in another capacity still within education. Having worked in schools both in New Zealand and Scotland as a day to day and long term supply teacher, I have gained a good overview of primary aged children of all levels and abilities. I have mastered the art of thinking on my feet, and presenting concepts and new learning to children in a creative accessible manner. I consider my role as teacher to encompass that of motivator and facilitator rather than merely being an instructor. As such, I strive not only to introduce information and strategies to children, but more importantly to equip them with the skills and confidence to explore and take ownership of their learning in the present and as life long learners. I pride myself on being a genuine and approachable person and one of my great strengths is my ability to build rapport with children and people of all walks of life, easily and naturally. I am a dynamic, outgoing person and effective communicator, who thinks outside the square and thrives when in a creative team environment. I believe I have the personality, knowledge, skills and commitment necessary to be a valuable member of The Learning Game and

welcome the opportunity to speak with you soon to this end.