Mrs Walker


Assistant Head – Pastoral
Form Four Teacher

Cert. Ed. Dist.

What led you to be a teacher?

The reason I became a teacher was to try and make a lasting impression on children and share my passion for knowledge and learning with others. I was fortunate to have had great teachers and mentors while in school and their impact on me has been life lasting.

What’s the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is seeing the sheer excitement in children thrilled by a topic I am teaching them. Also, the relationship you develop as a teacher is amazing. The bond you form with all your classes is lifelong and the knowledge that I’m playing a small part in shaping a better future for them is extremely rewarding.

If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be doing now?

If I weren’t a teacher I would be doing something to do with the judicial system – either a solicitor or even a barrister. I hope, one day, to become a justice of the peace – in my spare time obviously!

What’s your most memorable moment as a teacher?

I have a multitude of memorable moments in my 30 years plus of teaching at Branwood. My most recent one was when my class of two years presented me with a memory book full of photos, pictures, poems and stories documenting their time with me in Forms 3 and 4. It is very special and something I will always cherish.

How would you like to be remembered by your pupils?

My goal is to make as great an impact and impression as I can whilst at Branwood. Inspiring even one child is a great feeling and worth every second.

What surprises you about Branwood?

The hardworking attitude and dedication of all the staff at Branwood and their constant striving to make sure the children are both happy and safe within the Branwood environment.

What makes you proud of Branwood?

At Branwood, we celebrate and embrace diversity. The staff are dedicated, supportive and professional and we have a positive and caring leadership. We have always ensured a safe learning environment here but what makes me most proud of my school are our wonderful children.

If you had one word to sum up life at Branwood, what would it be?

Happy .