Mr Jack Woolgar
Year 4&5 Teacher
BA (Hons) Primary Education
Briefly describe your career (teaching or otherwise) to date.
I have been a teacher for four years and worked at a lovely little school in Chichester, England. I taught in classes across KS1 and KS2 and in my final year I had the pleasure of teaching in the school’s special needs support centre which was a lot of fun. Before being a teacher, I was a barber!
Why did you choose teaching as a career and what do you try to instil in your pupils?
I have always been passionate about teaching from an early age. I use to love teaching (bossing) my younger brother when playing games or teaching apprentices on how to cut a classic gents cut. This is due to two fantastic teachers that taught me and always made me believe in myself. In my class, I like to create an environment where children feel safe and motivated, whilst feeling confident to take risks, and most importantly: have fun!
Apart from your classroom teaching role, what else do you get involved with at the school?
I enjoy creating assemblies with children that allow them to have a voice and share subjects that are important to them. I also enjoy camping and the outdoors, swimming and running (I am already training for next year’s Kennedy House Triathlon!)
Who or what inspires you?
My grandad as he was a kind and helpful man who loved life, his family and having a good time. I am always inspired whenever I watch the Paralympics too. Those athletes are truly awesome.
Tell us something that not a lot of people know about you.
My friend and I once performed the song ‘Grease Lightening’ at our school’s talent show. All was going well until my friend forgot the routine and started to freestyle with the worst ever dad dance moves! This made me laugh so much that I, too, forgot the dance and had to join in with him.