After completing her A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology in 2005, Hannah began her B.Sc in Psychology at the University of Exeter. She completed her degree with an Upper Second Class Honours and immediately began using her psychology whilst simultaneously developing a passion for teaching by working at a school for children with Autism in Muswell Hill where she held a role as an Applied Behaviour Analyst.
Desiring a greater knowledge of classroom practice and returning to her love of science, Hannah began her PGCE at King’s College London in 2009 where she was awarded ‘Most Outstanding Biology PGCE student’ – a prize given to those who present exceptional qualities within the classroom and who are able to reflect on their practice. Hannah began her first teaching post the following year in a large secondary school in North West London following which she obtained a job as Head Teacher of a specialist setting working with young people in danger of exclusion, a role fitting to her psychological background and her quality first teaching.
In this setting Hannah was in charge of the curriculum for each of the core subjects, English, Maths, and Science, and rose to the challenge of educating and supporting young people on the periphery of the education system. Hannah helped many young people re-discover their love of learning over the next two years. This inspired Hannah to develop her expertise within Special Educational Needs and gain a place on the prestigious and highly acclaimed Doctorate in Educational Psychology at The Institute of Education, UCL. Hannah is currently in her final year of her Doctorate and continues to be passionate about Science and re-engaging young people with this fascinating and life changing subject.