MEET THE TEAM
The core aim at Jigsaw Education is to involve the learner as Writer and Philosopher Benjamin Franklin expressed:
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."
Founder and Director
With a background in Media and Communications it became more apparent to Rebecca that Literacy skills, or the lack of, impacted the success and development of more people than society cared to imagine.
Diving straight into the world of education, Rebecca trained as a Teacher of English and Literacy whilst teaching Media Studies. Ten years on and she has never looked back.
With a Bachelor degree in Journalism accompanied with a Postgraduate qualification in Teaching and a Masters degree in Education, Rebecca has the ability to convert even the most reluctant students and provide them with those essential Literacy skills in Reading, Writing and Oracy (speaking and listening).
With a creative flair for planning Rebecca takes pride in the fact that the workshops, programmes and events created by the team at Jigsaw Education include popular culture references, key competencies and dispositions, innovative ideas and interactive resources.
In 2017, after entering the world of motherhood, Rebecca enlisted the support of fellow Mumpreneur and Literacy ‘partner in crime’ Michaela. Together they are true advocates and visionaries of Literacy development and work together to tackle the widespread Literacy issue.
Michaela is currently studying a degree in English alongside training to become a qualified secondary school English teacher. She is a valuable asset at Jigsaw Education as she is able to create engaging and challenging sessions which target the needs of specific learners. Not only is Michaela able to tailor her planning to accomodate the needs of others but she is able to build relationships with learners which is invaluable.
Sime qualified with a teaching degree (specialising in mathematics) in 2009 from the University of Brighton. During the past eight years she has developed her love and enthusiasm in teaching within many settings.
Sime has worked across primary and secondary schools and found a passion in special educational needs. She has been fortunate enough to further her knowledge and has completed a National Award and is a qualified Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo).
More recently, Sime has attended Designated Safeguarding Lead training as well as training as an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA). These training and professional development courses have allowed Sime to gain a vast amount of knowledge and practice in working with individuals who require extra support. She has been able to gain insight in how to best support learners based on individual needs but also support them with specific competencies and dispositions such as: self esteem and team work.