Mrs Leanne Maddocks

Year 4 Class Teacher

I am thrilled to be joining the Kents Hill Park team as it enters its second year of development. I have relocated 200 miles to Northamptonshire with my husband (Simon) and our two children (Kai, 14 and Hope, 11); we are all looking forward to beginning this new chapter in our lives.

I gained a degree in Psychology from University of Central Lancashire before starting my own family. I became a Learning Support Assistant at my own childhood primary school, where my interest in pursuing a career in education grew.

For seven years, I supported year 6 pupils in preparation for their SATs and realised I wanted a more proactive role in education. Subsequently, I completed my PGCE qualification before carrying out my NQT year in KS2 as a year 5 teacher at an all-through school in Blackpool. In my second year of teaching I remained in year 5 but with the added challenge of also teaching KS3 maths. This led to my role as a member of the Primary Maths Co-Ordinator team and involvement in a quality improvement group across Blackpool schools.

I have a passion for using ICT effectively within the classroom and am looking forward to promoting e-safety skills at Kents Hill Park along with developing extra-curricular ICT opportunities.

As a parent myself, I appreciate the privileged position teachers hold, spending such significant amounts of time interacting with young people. Therefore I hope to inspire a love of learning in my students, promoting pride and respect (for self and others), ambition to be the best version of oneself and resilience in the face of challenge. Teaching is a job like no other – each day is unique – and I strive to make every day count.