Miss Emily Yates

Head of Maths, Assistant Head of Year 7

I started my teaching career at the secondary school I attended. This is where I first discovered my passion for maths and encountered the teachers that inspired me. As I now enter my fifth year of teaching I am excited to start a new challenge, and am delighted that I have been given the opportunity to do this at Kents Hill Park School.

I studied to become a maths teacher due to my desire to change young people’s attitudes towards maths, which many of them find difficult. Maths is very much seen as something you can or can’t do, and I have regularly heard from people that “their dad/mum can’t do maths either” or “they are better with words”. I don’t feel that either of these stances is true; everyone can do maths and I feel it is my responsibility to provide creative, exciting lessons which will stimulate and engage all our students to ensure they reach their full potential whilst they are with us, allowing them to access anything they want in the future.

Outside of my school life I volunteer with the Scout Association, which I have been part of since I was a child, and I am currently a Cub Scout Leader. I enjoy the outdoors and being active and am involved in supporting students completing their Duke of Edinburgh Awards and regularly go to the gym.