Amy Simpson

EAL Teacher

Life before Teesside High School

My passion for supporting the learning and development of children has shaped my career. I have been lucky enough to work with young people across age ranges, as a Nursery Nurse and later as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant specialising in English as an additional language.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

It is an honour and a privilege to be able to accompany children on their learning journey, helping them to develop their acquisition of English and interpret the world around them. I love the light bulb moments, when children exclaim: ‘I understand that now!’

What do you enjoy most about Teesside High School?

Everyone at Teesside High School goes out of their way to contribute positively to the school community. It is a very warm and welcoming place to be.

What is your favourite time of the year? 

My favourite time of year is definitely Christmas time, everything about it is magical!

What do others say about you?

Others say I am ‘on the ball’ as I love to be organised. I have also been told I am a naturally caring person.