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Rebecca Tinsley

SJR Class of 2012
Studied at SJR
English Language
English Literature
Sociology
Where after
Edge Hill University
Combined English
Rebecca’s time in education, from primary school through to university, cemented her desire to become a secondary school English teacher. She studied hard and achieved great GCSEs from Cansfield High School, which meant A-level study was possible. At SJR, she studied English Language, English Literature, Sociology and French between 2010-2012. She then moved on to Edge Hill University where she opted for a combined English Language and Literature degree. Whilst at university, Rebecca worked as an English Additional Language tutor at The Education Network Agency, travelling around the North West supporting international new arrivals including a 13 year old who arrived to the UK alone. After working as a teaching assistant for the year Rebecca completed secondary English PGCE at the University of Manchester making her a qualified teacher. Upon completion of her PGCE she was offered a job at the same school and began her teaching career. After spending one year teaching English, she was then promoted to literacy and language champion- a whole school role looking to improve outcomes of literacy and oracy. More recently, Rebecca has been promoted to professional mentor and teaching standards leader which means she currently teaches and works with universities across the North West on their Initial Teacher Training programmes.
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